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How to help your child cope with back-to-school anxiety

Helping children cope with school anxiety

School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.

Mom, Dad … are you ready for back-to-school?

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The back-to-school countdown begins. In the next week or so, the kids will be heading back to their classrooms. Are they ready? Are you ready? Follow Akron Children’s checklist and prevent lots of that last-minute stress.

Muscle cramps may be sign of blood clots High-intensity training can lead to blood clots in younger athletes

The Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has been dealing with blood clots in his lungs.

It’s that time of year again for high-intensity training and long practices on the field. With that comes dehydration and the dreaded muscle cramps. But beware, it’s not always muscle cramps from fatigue, heat and humidity. In recent years, we’ve heard about several cases of blood clots, even in young athletes.

Breastfeeding in public is natural, healthy for infants (VIDEO)

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Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy way to ensure infants have the nutrition they need to begin a lifetime of growth and development. In this video, Akron Children’s lactation consultant Liz Maseth is joined by several moms as they discuss the appropriateness and importance of breastfeeding outside the home.

Kids and diabetes: Learn the ABCs of 504 Plans to ensure proper treatment at school

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For many children, a diagnosis of diabetes does not lead to problems at school. But issues can arise including concerns about field trips, participation in sports or who is qualified to handle a low-blood-sugar emergency.

Preparation, education are keys to gun safety (VIDEO)

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Nearly 3.3 million American children live in households with firearms that are, at times, kept loaded and unlocked, according to Safe Kids USA. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Gia Ramsey emphasizes the importance of education and common sense when keeping kids safe in households with guns.