Snuff out secondhand smoke

Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]

AAP releases new safety recommendations for youth football

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new tackling guidelines last week to improve the safety of all youth football players on the field. The recommendations were compiled after an AAP committee reviewed 114 research studies.

Immunization is the best defense against the flu (VIDEO)

Each year, the flu vaccine is tweaked to address what doctors believe will be the most common and concerning strains of flu. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of receiving the vaccine, as well as a new a new version that is […]

Breakfast fuels the day for healthy children (VIDEO)

Research shows that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of eating breakfast, as well as some ideas for making it quick and healthy.

Patients can rest easier with sedation services (VIDEO)

Sedation may provide a safe, gentle and effective tool for children who have difficulties with radiologic tests and other procedures. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Troy Sands, the director of sedation services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of sedation and offers an overview of its use in children.

Ease your child’s indoor allergies with these top 10 tips

As the autumn air becomes increasingly chilly, children tend to spend more time indoors. While this gives them a break from the pollens that cause outdoor allergies, the sneezing may continue if they have trouble with indoor allergies.