All you need to know about baby: Eat, sleep, poop

Dr. Sarah Adams with mom and patient

I enjoy incorporating my real-life experiences as a mom into my pediatric practice. And now that my babies have grown, I want to share what I’ve learned through the years with other parents. So, what have I learned? Babies grow so fast. Toddlers are like teenagers, and vice versa. And the tween years are your time to breathe.

Rosy cheeks may be a sign of fifth disease (Video)


Known for the “slapped cheek” appearance of a red rash, fifth disease is a relatively benign, yet common, disease affecting children. In this video, Dr. Rachana Sripathi, a pediatrician at the Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrics office in Ravenna, offers guidance when for caring for children affected by this condition.

New hazards can arise during the winter months (Video)


As the cold weather sets in and the kids are spending more time inside, parents may find that they have more than cabin fever to worry about. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Heather Trnka discusses other potential hazards related to the cold, dark days of winter.

Make a PACT to help prevent birth defects

Baby vegetable word on pregnant belly

While not all birth defects can be prevented, all women, including teens, can lower their risk of having a baby with a birth defect by following some basic health guidelines throughout their reproductive years.

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.

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.