No time for everyday aches and pains for Howland boy during “Pilot for a Day” experience

Ethan Hofmann is Pilot for a Day

For Ethan Hoffman, there’s something about slipping on a flight suit that seems to make the everyday aches and pains go away – at least for a few hours. The 12-year-old Howland resident, who’s being treated at Akron Children’s Hospital for Bartter’s syndrome, a rare and incurable kidney disease, and his parents were treated to […]

Kids and Diabetes: Keep an Eye on Your Child’s Vision


People who have diabetes are at higher risk of developing eye complications. Fortunately, you can help prevent problems.

Know the role of long-term asthma control medications


While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.

FDA issues new drug-labeling requirements for pregnant, nursing women


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is setting new labeling requirements on prescription drugs and biological products that detail potential risks to pregnant and nursing women. The new requirements, which go into effect June 30, do not apply to over-the-counter medications.

How to Manage Your Child’s Diabetes while Traveling

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When your child has diabetes, traveling requires extra thought. To keep plans on track, be prepared for unexpected problems or schedule changes. Then relax and enjoy a wonderful family vacation!

New special care nursery in Warren enables family to stay close to home


Being close to home has many advantages. Especially when you’re a new, first-time mother with a newborn in compromised health. Kara Stan and Matthew DiBattiste’s little boy, Jude DiBattiste, was the first patient in the newly opened Akron Children’s Hospital special care nursery inside St. Joseph Warren Hospital. And the facility’s proximity to Stan’s home […]