Allergy shots are nothing to sneeze at (Video)


While they aren’t a cure, allergy shots can reduce or eliminate the need for daily, long-term allergy medications in children. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Rajeev Kishore, the director of allergy/immunology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses who may be a candidate for this allergy treatment alternative.

When and how to use short-term asthma control medications


Now that school is out, it may be a little bit easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning. The final days of school spent battling spring fever while taking exams have been replaced by swimming, playing ball and just running around the backyard in search of adventure. But for as many […]

Photo gallery: 2015 Kids Are Number One Run

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More than 1,000 runners, walkers and dogs participated in the day’s festivities, and many more friends and family members joined them for the fun and fitness-oriented activities in Perkins Square Park. The event raised $10,000 for Akron Children’s social work department and a picnic for patients and families affected by cerebral palsy. If you were […]

Internet can be a “virtually” dangerous place for children (Video)


Bullies, predators and other dangers facing children are increasingly using the Internet to make their presence felt. In this video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program, offers tips on when children may be ready for an Internet-capable device, and what parents can do to protect kids when they start tapping away on their new cell phone.

Team approach is the key to treating Turner syndrome (Video)


Although short stature is a hallmark of Turner syndrome, this and other symptoms can be well-managed, especially with early detection. Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of working with a multidisciplinary team to care for girls affected by this condition.

Make the right moves to avoid dance injuries (Video)


Dedication and hard work are ideal qualities in a young dancer, but can also lead to injury concerns without proper precautions. In this video, Dr. Patrick Riley, Jr., discusses typical overuse injuries in dancers and how to prevent them.