Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news are reminders that the sheer volume of media exposure of disturbing events and tragedies can have a profound effect on kids even if they live many miles away. Of course, it can be even more traumatic when tragedy happens in our own community. Mental […]
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.
When it comes to summer camp, kids are literally in for a treat. (Just think about those gooey s’mores!). Whether overnight or day camp, the experience offers kids a chance to make friends, learn new skills, become more independent, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! But as exciting as this may be, spending time apart […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
Although hemangiomas will go away on their own, there are options to speed this process. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the occurrence and treatment of these vascular birthmarks.
If your toddler keeps tugging and poking at his ear, it may be his way of telling you that he’s developing an ear infection. In this Children’s Channel video, Anton Milo, MD, DDS, director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Center at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides parents with some tips to help prevent this painful […]
If you know a child who is coping with grief related to the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close family member, we would like to share some of the summer grief camps for children available in our area. At a grief camp, children participate in a variety of activities that can be […]