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 […]
Middle ear infections are the most frequently diagnosed childhood illness in this country, behind the common cold, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It comes as no surprise since about 62 percent of children will have their first bout of acute otitis media by age 1, more than 80 percent of […]
Vaccination is one of the most important things you can do to protect children’s health. Vaccines will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born between 1994 and 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. But too many parents choose to not vaccinate their children based on safety […]
We do thousands of childhood vaccinations and thousands of surgeries every year at Akron Children’s Hospital. But you might not know that vaccines and surgeries don’t go together. Surgery and anesthesia can interact with vaccines that are given close to the surgery date. One of the effects that surgery and anesthesia has on the body […]
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.