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.

Understanding the risk factors for preterm labor


The birth of a child is filled with both excitement and nervousness for moms-to-be. They may wonder - How will I know I’m in labor? Will I have a long labor? What will my baby look like? – and countless other questions.

Athletes chant “hip, hip hooray” for the latest in hip surgery

Hip Arthroscopy

There’s a hot new trend in hip surgery called hip arthroscopy that’s helping athletes avoid hip replacements later in life. And the good news is it’s a relatively simple surgery, so the complications and recovery time are minimal.

‘Get Smart’ about how antibiotics work


We now know that simple changes in behavior, such as recycling trash and buying energy-efficient appliances, can make a difference in protecting our planet, especially for our children and grandchildren. But it’s taken time and education to raise awareness.

Kohl’s is the right “fit” for kids

Continuing its 13-year commitment to Akron Children’s, Kohl’s Cares® announced its donation of $293,950 during a fitness rally at Orchard Hill in North Canton on Oct. 31. The donation provides continued support of the hospital’s fitness initiative, Kohl’s Fit and Healthy Kids, a program targeted toward local elementary and middle school students. “Kohl’s is very […]

Healthy holiday eating can be a piece of cake … or not (VIDEO)


From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.

Weight Management Clinic guides young girl to a healthier life

Pets are a big part of the Horn family. They have 28 registered dairy goats, 4 outdoor cats and a horse.

When Deanna was just 4 years old, she was already being treated for Type 2 Diabetes and her body mass index, or BMI, reached as high as 37 when it should be closer to 21. Excessive weight is one of the most significant risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, and BMI measures body fat based on height and weight. Since Type 2 Diabetes can often be prevented or managed through weight loss and increased physical activity, Deanna – and her family – made a commitment to do just that.