Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
As summer memories fade and your kids settle into their back-to-school routines, it’s important to include flu vaccinations on your family’s to-do list. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients including young children and kids with chronic conditions such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related […]
The fourth trimester — the first 3 months after birth — is an enormous amount of change and growth for your newborn as she adjusts to life outside the womb. Your new bundle of joy has just transitioned from the familiar comfort and noises of your warm, dark womb to an environment that is bright […]
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.
From the day their first tooth pokes through, children rely on their parents to guide and role model good dental health. In this Children’s Channel video, Jeffrey Berlin, a pediatric dentist in the Celeste Myers Dental Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of brushing, flossing and establishing a child’s dental home.