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Car seats protect your precious cargo (VIDEO)

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When used properly, child car restraints have been proven to reduce injury or death by as much as 82 percent. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the types of car seats available, as well as their appropriate use.

Measles: What you should know

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Given the current outbreak of measles in Ohio, parents should be familiar with their children’s immune status, the symptoms of the disease, and what to expect if you suspect your child may have the measles.

Injury prevention specialist encourages families to “put a lid on it” (VIDEO)

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About 75 percent of all bicycle-related deaths involving children could have been prevented if they had been wearing a helmet. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the proper use of helmets when using bikes and other wheeled recreational equipment.

Supervision, common sense keeps kids safe around windows – (VIDEO)

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A window opening of only 5 inches can be a fall hazard for a curious toddler. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers tips to help keep kids safe as windows open to welcome the warmer weather.

Accidental poisonings from e-cigarettes on the rise

Across the U.S., poison control centers are reporting a soaring number of accidental poisonings related to the nicotine liquid used in electronic cigarettes.

They smell like candy, with flavors like pink bubblegum, mint chocolate, lemonade, cherry and snicker doodle, yet the liquid nicotine used to fill e-cigarettes can be extremely harmful, even deadly for children. The CDC reports that accidental poisonings from e-cigarettes’ liquid nicotine are on the rise.

Education, lifestyle are keys to managing diabetes (VIDEO)

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Whether by birth or by lifestyle, diabetes has become a growing concern for children in the United States. In this video, Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment and possible prevention of this chronic disease.