There are many possible causes of joint pain in children, but if it is starting to affect their day-to-day activities, it may be time to visit the doctor. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs of joint pain and how it […]
For a child dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing a lengthy recovery from injury, water can offer the freedom and flexibility needed to help speed their healing. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares these and other benefits of aquatic therapy.
A walk down the cough and cold aisle at your local pharmacy or supermarket presents a vast array of choices. When kids are congested and miserable, you might try anything marketed as sure relief. But parents should be cautious. Not all the medicines are effective, especially for kids. Linda Beilstein, certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Akron […]
To help children have a healthy body image and discourage them from being too wrapped up in their looks, you have to plant the seeds at a young age. Body image begins to develop at a very young age and is influenced by parents, media and peers, according to a 2015 report by Common Sense […]
Measles is making a comeback in the United States. The disease had been eliminated, but outbreaks are becoming more common – attributed to failure of parents to vaccinate their children. Dr. Iris Castillo of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Ashland discusses the highly contagious virus and the need to protect children. Most people in the United […]
Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent an illness that causes tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands hospitalizations every year in the United States. But aside from vaccination, other precautions can go a long way to reduce chances of getting sick during the cold and flu season. Certified Nurse […]