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Concussions twice as likely in softball vs baseball players, study shows

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I learned from a recent study that girls who play fast pitch softball are at a higher risk of concussion than boys who play high school baseball. That same study also showed that softball pitchers also suffer fewer shoulder and elbow injuries than baseball players. You may be as surprised as I was to learn the reasons why.

Dry air causes most nosebleeds (VIDEO)

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Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to tip your head forward when you have a nosebleed. In this video, Dr. Corrie Stofcho, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers this tip and other strategies to stop nosebleeds, as well as prevent them from happening.

Immunizations are a child’s best shot at staying healthy (VIDEO)

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In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. P. Cooper White, a pediatrician and director of the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides an overview of the immunization schedule, including some insight into how it was put together.

Infants, elderly at risk from whooping cough (VIDEO)

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Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.

Fit Friday: How much screen time is too much? (VIDEO)

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How much time do your children spend in front of the TV, phone or playing video games? If it’s more than 2 hours a day, they may suffer health consequences.

Preventing and advocating for victims of human trafficking

More than 1,000 children are trafficked every year in the sex trade, and more than 3,000 Ohio youth are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.

They’re startling statistics. More than 1,000 children are trafficked every year in the sex trade, and more than 3,000 Ohio youth are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.