With the dead of winter settling in and families spending more and more time indoors, it’s a good time to think about the risks of lead exposure inside our homes. Though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead as an ingredient in paint in 1978, it still can be found lurking in our environment […]
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just for adults. They can be a fun tradition for kids, too, to ring in the New Year and celebrate a fresh start. “It’s an opportunity for kids to think about their strengths, and how they can continue to develop them,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director for […]
McKenna Cain was a typical, busy 1-year-old girl. She spent her days trying to master new skills, whether that meant walking the entire length of the family room, speaking her first words or successfully tackling 1 of her 4 older brothers. Her personality was beginning to shine and she was reaching new milestones — socially, […]
Though different viruses cause them, the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses and share similar symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. Many parents are left wondering, does my child have the flu or a cold?
You know the saying, “Choose a profession you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.”? Dr. Christine Pasquarella is living proof of that. Akron Children’s newest pediatric gastroenterologist absolutely adores her job, diagnosing and treating infants, children and teens with all types of gastroenterology disorders, including celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux and inflammatory […]
If you ask Dr. Anthony Silverio, he’s a kid walking the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital in big-kid shoes. He says that perspective helps him better connect with children and their families on a daily basis as our newest pediatric surgeon in Orthopedics. So it’s no surprise he takes a tender, positive — and sometimes […]