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Mumps are anything but swell (VIDEO)

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Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside.

8 ways to help your child make friends

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For some kids, making friends seems to come easily, while others need a little extra help. But like all social skills, making friends is a skill that must be taught.

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.