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Do you know the signs of autism?

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Since 2013, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were combined into one diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We define where on the spectrum a child is based on the amount of support he needs.

Make the right moves to avoid dance injuries (Video)

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Dedication and hard work are ideal qualities in a young dancer, but can also lead to injury concerns without proper precautions. In this video, Dr. Patrick Riley, Jr., discusses typical overuse injuries in dancers and how to prevent them.

How to shift diabetes care responsibilities as your child matures

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When your child is an infant or toddler, you must take complete responsibility for her diabetes care. As children mature, they can gradually handle more self-care. Here are general guidelines to follow for each stage of your child’s development.

Rosy cheeks may be a sign of fifth disease (Video)

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Known for the “slapped cheek” appearance of a red rash, fifth disease is a relatively benign, yet common, disease affecting children. In this video, Dr. Rachana Sripathi, a pediatrician at the Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrics office in Ravenna, offers guidance when for caring for children affected by this condition.

New hazards can arise during the winter months (Video)

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As the cold weather sets in and the kids are spending more time inside, parents may find that they have more than cabin fever to worry about. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Heather Trnka discusses other potential hazards related to the cold, dark days of winter.

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.