Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy when the mother’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or becomes resistant to insulin. In this Children’s Channel video, Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of this highly-treatable disease.
It’s not unusual for a child to miss a day or two of school with a fever, but if the fever keeps returning with the same symptoms, it may be a sign of something more serious. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses […]
It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]
There are many possible causes of joint pain in children, but if it is starting to affect their day-to-day activities, it may be time to visit the doctor. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs of joint pain and how it […]
For a child dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing a lengthy recovery from injury, water can offer the freedom and flexibility needed to help speed their healing. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares these and other benefits of aquatic therapy.
Measles is making a comeback in the United States. The disease had been eliminated, but outbreaks are becoming more common – attributed to failure of parents to vaccinate their children. Dr. Iris Castillo of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Ashland discusses the highly contagious virus and the need to protect children. Most people in the United […]