Pick up groceries – check. Take kids to practice – check. Make dinner and eat as a family – what? As parents struggle to tick all the boxes on their daily to-do list, family mealtime is one area that often suffers. Shared meals not only help encourage healthy eating, they also provide a valuable opportunity […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Every day it seems we’re learning more about Zika virus – from how it’s spread to who it affects and how to contain it. With a confirmed case of Zika virus now in Ohio, Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman of maternal fetal medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, suggests pregnant women keep an open and ongoing dialogue […]
During these cold winter days, children spend more time indoors where they may breathe in allergy and asthma triggers like dust mites, mold and pet dander. Regular cleaning can help reduce these triggers, but you might want to reconsider the commercial cleaning product you use. “Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can also cause […]
A day of eating, drinking and watching the big game doesn’t have to turn into a losing battle for your waistline. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some tasty, creative updates to snacks, dips and other finger foods that may be out-of-bounds for your […]
Reed Ramsey doesn’t realize it now, but her parents – and Akron Children’s pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon Niyant Patel – saved her from potential teasing by peers and a future surgery by correcting the 2-week-old’s ear deformity while she was so young. During her first pediatrician visit, Dr. Laurie Penix, of Akron Children’s Hospital […]
As a parent, the moment your child is diagnosed with a condition that requires surgeries or specialists, your heart sinks to the pit of your stomach. An onslaught of emotions washes over you – fear, anger, sadness. And you feel alone. How could anyone else possibly know how you feel? Thankfully, at Akron Children’s Hospital, […]