Bath time isn’t always bubbles and laughs for some parents. Bathing can mean a constant struggle – and many tears – to get their toddler in the tub. Toddlers go through many stages. Even those who once loved bath time fun may all of a sudden develop a fear of baths or go through an […]
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.
Dr. Nicholas Nguyen, director of pediatric dermatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the dangers of tanning beds – and how teens are particularly vulnerable. Q: It looks like tanning bed use by teens is on the decline, according to the latest youth survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, usage is […]
Just as the incidence of kidney stones in kids is on the rise, more children and teens are also developing gallstones. In both cases, the problem is largely diet related. With gallstones, the solution is usually surgery to remove the gallbladder, a small, pear-shaped pouch in the upper right abdomen. “It’s absolutely on the rise, […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student-athletes to get their physicals now for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15 to 20 percent of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. […]
Diabetes can be full of ups and downs – literally. While blood glucose levels can rise, they also can come crashing down. And when they go down too low, your child may experience low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. If this serious condition is not treated, it can worsen and cause your child to pass out. […]
Directing young children to greet relatives with hugs and kisses seems harmless enough. Most parents don’t think twice about it. But the age-old cultural tradition has spawned something of a backlash. Some people, as outlined in articles here and here, make a case that forcing children to display physical affection regardless of their wishes sends […]