It’s tough to be a teen. Between juggling school, homework, extra-curricular activities and part-time jobs, there are also pressures to fit in, get good grades and excel at sports. “Not only do teens today have more pressures, they also have too much external stimulation when they’re constantly connected to their electronic devices,” said Aileen McDonald, […]
Many kids are not big meat eaters, so it’s easy to worry that your child is not getting enough protein in his diet. Children have greater protein requirements based on their weight versus adults due to their growth and development. Because protein is used to build and repair tissue, kids who are active in sports […]
This is the time of year when more kids suffer accidental injuries, especially those related to outdoor play. According to Dr. Laura Pollauf, director of emergency services at Akron Children’s, this trend continues throughout the summer and then peaks with September being the busiest month for trips to the emergency department. To keep your kids […]
If your teen has acne then you’re probably no stranger to the aisles of products at your local drug store that promise to minimize blemishes and clear up acne. The sad reality is many of these products don’t deliver. Instead of racing off to a dermatologist at the first sign of acne or investing in […]
As your child nears driving age, your worries may rev up like a jet engine. It’s worrisome when any teen takes the wheel, but the addition of diabetes can amp up the fear factor. First, every teen should learn that driving is a privilege, not a right. Whether kids have diabetes or not, they need […]
Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly-contagious fungal infection that can lead to round, very itchy spots on the skin. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers tips to identify and treat this persistent condition.