You’ll be offered a shot, but not a sniff this flu season. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted in June that the live attenuated influenza vaccine nasal spray, commonly known as FluMist, not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. That means that everyone will get their flu vaccine through injection. The expert […]
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.
The kitchen can be home to a little fun with the kids, especially on those really hot days. In this video, Akron Children’s dietitian Lindsay Bailey shows how to get the entire family involved in putting together a quick, healthy treat. Recipe Ingredients Skewers Cherry or grape tomatoes Basil Cherry-sized mozzarella balls Olive Oil Balsamic vinegar Salt […]
The first days and nights with your baby can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time parent. “One of the most important things you can do is try to relax, especially if you’ve decided to breastfeed,” said Dr. Jessica Tattershall, a pediatrician with the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Austintown. “The more you stress, […]
It’s that time of year, again. No, not gift-giving season; rather it’s allergy season. From April to October many children suffer from seasonal allergies, which often bring sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose and itchy, puffy eyes. If you’ve noticed that daily dose of antihistamine, nose spray and eye drops aren’t working as good as they did […]
More consumers are choosing organic foods and grocery stores and national retailers are responding with more organic options than ever before. What does it mean when a food is organic? Is it worth the increased cost? “As defined by the USDA, organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no […]
The dog days of summer are here. But if your kids are spending more time whining about being bored rather than enjoying the rest of their summer vacation, you may be looking for ways to beat the summer blahs. “The first step is to identify your goal,” said Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy […]