With cold and flu season upon us, getting vaccinated should be at the top of your family’s to-do list this fall. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients, including young children and kids with chronic conditions, such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related deaths in […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human papillomavirus (HPV) causes about 31,500 cases of cancer in men and women every year. In this Children’s Channel video, Megan Woodward, MD, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Alliance, discusses how the HPV vaccine can protect teens and young adults against several strains of this potentially-deadly […]
Each year, the flu vaccine is tweaked to address what doctors believe will be the most common and concerning strains of flu. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of receiving the vaccine, as well as a new a new version that is […]
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.
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. P. Cooper White, a pediatrician and director of the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides an overview of the immunization schedule, including some insight into how it was put together.
Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.