Seasonal allergies nothing to sneeze at, but allergy shots bring welcome relief

Like many people who suffer from seasonal allergies, Sheli Snyder and her 6-year-old son, Colten, are affected by both molds and ragweed. But they no longer turn to daily allergy medications for relief. They get allergy shots instead.

Pack your child’s school lunches with fun, creativity and nutrition – (VIDEO)

A healthy lunch can play a role in your child’s success at school. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers a lunch bag full of creative and nutritious ideas.

Snacking can be healthy and helpful (VIDEO)

Plopping down in front of the television with a snack bowl might not be a bad idea, depending on the size of the bowl, the snack and whether you’re really even hungry. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some fun and nutritious ideas for snacking.

How to ensure proper asthma treatment for your young student

More than 13 million days of school are missed annually because of asthma. But following the ABCs of asthma management will help ensure your child enjoys the new school year.

A parent’s survival guide to fall sports: 20 tips from Dr. Mom

I love this time of year as a pediatrician because I get to see so many athletes for their sports physical. It’s fun to see their excitement and passion for their sport. As a pediatrician for 19 years in the same community, I have seen so many of these teens grow up and it brings me joy to see them happy, healthy and exercising.

Strategies to help kids have a healthy school year

During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.