Health & Family

Free oral care for children with cancer

The maker of Healios, a mouthwash to minimize mouth sores caused by cancer treatment, is offering the product free to any family with a child suffering this side effect.

Dr. Peter Anderson, a pediatric oncologist formerly with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, developed the product and was featured in an Observer article in December. Healios treats mucositis, inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and digestive tract that is a common and painful side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Details: Karen Garloch