During these cold winter days, children spend more time indoors where they may breathe in allergy and asthma triggers like dust mites, mold and pet dander. Regular cleaning can help reduce these triggers, but you might want to reconsider the commercial cleaning product you use. “Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can also cause […]
Swollen glands and a fever could be signs that your child’s sore throat is something more serious. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Wendy Van Ittersum, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of strep throat.
Despite its clunky sounding name, hand, foot and mouth disease provides an accurate description of the rash that is a common symptom. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Wendy Van Ittersum, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses this rash and other symptoms, and how parents can help ease their child’s symptoms.
If your child has asthma, she might be a star in the making. Many athletes, movie stars, U.S. presidents and other famous people have attained world-wide success while living with asthma. Their stories prove that a diagnosis of asthma doesn’t have to hold you back. Jackie Joyner-Kersee The 4-time Olympian and 3-time gold medalist was […]
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 […]
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.