Although cold temperatures are responsible for most cases of this painful condition, caffeine and stress are also triggers. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses these triggers and how to ease the symptoms of Raynaud’s syndrome.
Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes leading to 120,000 babies affected each year. Birth defects are the most common cause of death in the first year of life and the second most common cause of death in children […]
More than half of American households have one or more pets, and that number is sure to grow as the holidays approach. Fortunately, many of these pets will go on to become beloved members of the household. Of course, there are many factors to consider if you are looking to share your home with a […]
If you’ve ever marveled at the look of concentration on your baby’s face when she presses a button and a toy lights up or tries to fit a square block into a square hole, you know that playtime isn’t just about fun and games. It’s serious business — and toys are the tools of the […]
Sleep problems are some of the most common challenges parents face when it comes to baby care. Anyone who’s been there knows firsthand there’s nothing worse than a tired, cranky baby as a result. That’s why experts tout myriad sleep-training strategies that promise restful nights, from Dr. Ferber’s cry-it-out method to Dr. Sears’ no-tears method […]
How long is too long when kids are playing outside in the winter? In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, answers this and other questions about keeping kids safe in the winter.