Tag Archives: health

Asthma Awareness Month

Odds are you know someone with asthma, but do you really know what that means?

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Killer Cuts

“People who lead good lives, don’t have pre-existing conditions,” please tell that to my daughters and the thousands of other sick children that are brought into this world everyday.
WITHOUT MEDICAID COVERAGE, CHARLEE AND LENNIX WOULD BE DEAD
 

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Officials Issue Bicycle Safety Reminder

More children ages five to 14 are seen in emergency rooms across the nation for bicycle related injuries than any other sport.

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WARNING: Rise in Norovirus Cases in Ohio

Cases of the Norovirus are on the rise in Northeast Ohio.

Director of Nursing with the Tuscarawas County Health Department, Amy Kaser, says although they are not related, the Norovirus does share some symptoms with the flu.

Kaser adds the Norovirus is highly contagious.

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To Immunize or Not to Immunize!

Immunizations: are you putting your child in MORE danger or protecting them AGAINST it? Now that kids are back in the classroom the focus is once again on immunizations. Some argue the benefits don’t outweigh the risks and therefore we are seeing more and more parents opting out of vaccinations.

Amanda Cohn is a Pediatrician with the Center for Disease Control and she focuses primarily on immunizations. As a mother herself, she says if there’s a way to prevent her children from getting sick…it’s the obvious choice.

Cohn adds that there seems to be a common misconception when parents opting out of vaccines  believe the decision only affects their child.

Cohn says that although a hot topic right now, only about 1% of the population in the United States that is unvaccinated. She recommends that parents do some research and talk to their child’s pediatrician before making the decision not to vaccinate.