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Flu virus will require vigilance this winter

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The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.

New overuse injury impacts young pitchers

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Dr. Christopher Liebig, a sports medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of pitch counts and proper mechanics for young pitchers on a recent WFMJ-TV news segment.

When it comes to young athletes and concussions, “when in doubt, sit them out”

Dr. Christopher Liebig assesses a concussion patient

After going helmet to helmet with another player during the first quarter of a middle school football game, 13-year-old Andrew Krotky went face down. His mother, Tammy, recalls watching from the stands and then being taken to her son’s side.

Creativity, fun are keys to fitness in winter (Video)

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It may be the cold, dark days of winter, but there are still plenty of opportunities to stay light on your feet. In this video, Dr. Michelle Levitt, a healthy weight specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some simple, yet creative ways to keep children active throughout the year.

A day in the life of a pediatric hospitalist

Pediatric hospitalist Mike McCabe cares for 7-year-old Cammi of Canton at Aultman for a middle ear infection.

Dr. Mike McCabe never had that “aha” moment in his youth some people experience when describing what led them to their life’s work. If you ask him, he’ll tell you his path to becoming a doctor was a journey.

Understanding the risk factors for preterm labor

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The birth of a child is filled with both excitement and nervousness for moms-to-be. They may wonder - How will I know I’m in labor? Will I have a long labor? What will my baby look like? – and countless other questions.