Belly aches and bright red blood in the urine are signs that your child may have kidney stones. In this Children’s Channel video, Kirsten Kusumi, MD, a pediatric nephrologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this treatable, but painful condition.
Whether you’re becoming a mom for the first time or the fourth, the days and weeks immediately following your baby’s birth can be as overwhelming as they are joyful and exciting. The transition from pregnancy to parenthood is a major life adjustment — both physically and emotionally. During your baby’s first few days of life, […]
By now, you’ve probably heard never to clean your child’s ears with cotton swabs, fingers or any other tools for risk of hurting their sensitive ears. But, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recommends parents stop cleaning ears altogether. The academy recently released new guidelines for dealing with earwax, stressing that it […]
New moms of baby boys are at a disadvantage. Because we are equipped differently, we’re entering unfamiliar territory when caring for our baby boy’s private area. Questions can quickly pop up — literally — like, is it normal for my infant to have an erection? How should I clean it? Why is my baby’s scrotum […]
Milk can be a good source of calcium for children and their growing bones, but dairy products are also a common cause of food allergies. “Among children younger than 3 years old, 2-3 percent are allergic to milk,” said Lisa A. Jones RN, BSN, AE-C, Asthma and EZ Breathing Program Coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. […]
If you grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the more recent explosion of childhood food allergies may have created unexpected challenges to providing safe and nutrition lunches to your own little ones. “Allergies to peanuts, which are legumes like beans and peas, and tree nuts like walnuts, pecans and almonds, can be triggered […]