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.
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
This time of year when temperatures hover around zero, it’s a great time for our young athletes to take the season off and rest their muscles. It’s crucial because studies prove when kids play sports 9 or more months a year — or play more than 5 days a week — their rate for an […]
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.
We’re coming up on wrestling’s peak season and something as simple as a rash could be devastating to these hard-working grapplers, derailing their entire tournament season. About 90 percent of the rashes we see are caused by ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as staph impetigo. They are highly contagious and if left untreated, the […]
Eleven percent of school-age children in the United States are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or difficulty staying focused and paying attention. These numbers have increased by 53% in the last decade and continue to grow, according to Dr. John Bober, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “People have a lot […]
Putting all the madness aside, Johnny Manziel recently suffered what’s called in the sports medicine world a Monday Morning concussion. With this type of head injury, a player who takes a hard hit during a game — whether it be football, lacrosse or soccer — his symptoms may take 24 to 48 hours to present […]