Much Colder Today, Flu Clinic for Kids in Medina, Protect Your Child from Laptop Burns

Much colder air in place, as the cold front has pushed east of Northeast Ohio. Expect a mostly cloudy morning with more sunshine this afternoon. Plenty of sunshine will be in place for Tuesday, but with the wind out of the north, highs will struggle to reach 30 degrees. The next cold front will bring a few light snow showers early Thursday.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy and colder. High: 30 Wind: W at 10-20 mph

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low: 22 Wind: N at 5-10 mph

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 29

The Medina County Health Department will provide an evening pediatric seasonal flu clinic for children six months of age through eighteen years of age only on Monday, January 14, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 4800 Ledgewood Drive in Medina. The clinic is first come, first served, while supplies last. In order to prevent delays in service, a parent or legal guardian must accompany all minor children.  Pediatric seasonal flu vaccine is $12 for Medina County children and $14.50 for out-of-county children. No child will be denied a flu vaccine due to inability to pay. They accept traditional Medicaid, Care Source, Well Care, and Buckeye Community.

If your child or teen uses a laptop, better get some protection to go under it. Recently, children have developed "toasted skin syndrome", a sponge patterned discoloration that shows up on the thighs, after resting a hot computer on their lap for long periods. It can take months for the discoloration to fade (no treatment available) and sometimes long-term redness, scaliness or sores may occur and may be a sign of skin cancer developing, according to Kimberly Salkey MD, assistant professor of Dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager