This is the time of year when more kids suffer accidental injuries, especially those related to outdoor play. According to Dr. Laura Pollauf, director of emergency services at Akron Children’s, this trend continues throughout the summer and then peaks with September being the busiest month for trips to the ER. To keep your kids safe […]
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.
Little ones love exploring the great outdoors and while a little dirt doesn’t hurt, a bite from a tick cannot only leave a mark, it can cause infection. There’s been a steady migration of ticks (deer or blacklegged tick, wood tick and others), the main carrier of Lyme disease, to Ohio since 2010. In 2014, […]
Summer is here and so are the mosquitos. For women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant, mosquitos not only leave an annoying itch, they may also bring worry about the Zika virus. As we continue to learn more about the Zika virus, Dr. Melissa Mancuso, director of fetal treatment center at Akron Children’s, […]
Messes come naturally to most kids – from using their food to decorate their faces and high chairs to spilling out pretzels in the backyard before eating each one. But before you reach for the hand sanitizer, dirt and messes may serve a purpose. At least that’s what some allergy and asthma experts are researching […]
By using whole-wheat crust, part-skim cheese, turkey pepperoni, and mixed vegetables, this pizza offers kids more of the nutrients they need, with less fat and fewer calories. Prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients: This Recipe: 1 ready-to-bake whole-wheat pizza crust (10 inches in diameter) ½ c. pizza sauce 1 c. shredded part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella cheese ½ c. […]
With summer activities often including trips to the pool, it can be difficult to physically see if your kids are hot or sweating. Drinking water before, during and after physical activity is one way to be sure your kids stay hydrated, but often it’s difficult to know if they’re getting enough. Dr. Joe Congeni, director […]