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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.

Anxiety is more than butterflies and sweaty palms – (VIDEO)

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Sweaty palms and an upset stomach often proceed a classroom presentation or appearance in the school play, but if your child can’t bring himself to leave the house that morning there may be cause for concern.

Fit Friday: Supersized! Understanding portion distortion (VIDEO)

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Do you think food portions look bigger today than they did 10 or 20 years ago? You’re not imagining things. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at our Mahoning Valley campus, sheds light about how food portions have grown throughout the past 2 decades and shares easy tips for managing portion distortion.