For many kids, summer break means staying up late and sleeping in, whether they’re having sleepovers with friends, camping or just enjoying warm summer nights. There may also be mornings when they still have to get up early, such as to go to the sitter or day care. With all these variations in the daily […]
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.
Nothing says summer fun like a picnic or backyard barbecue. Although your child has diabetes, he can still enjoy the food and fun with a little extra effort and preparation. “By planning ahead, practicing moderation and counting carbs, those with diabetes can still enjoy their favorite picnic foods,” said Danielle Dimengo, a registered dietitian in […]
Do you have great childhood memories of holding your breath through tunnels on road trips? Did your family enjoy playing games, such as trying to “collect” different state license plates, to pass the time? For many, road trip car games like Slug a Bug and the Picnic Game have gone the way of AAA’s famous […]
With warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, summertime can be a welcome change from the gray, cold days of winter – especially if you’re a mom-to-be. Yet summertime can bring its own challenges: Many pregnant women find that they’re more prone to feeling warm (even in the winter!) so hot, humid days can be especially […]
As we enter the summer season and hot, humid days, many people may see their asthma symptoms change with the weather. I connected with Dr. Ravi Karnani, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, to get his advice on how to avoid asthma flare-ups in warmer weather. Although experts don’t know exactly how […]
Most people know that asthma is a breathing problem. But do you understand exactly what it is, what causes it and how a person develops it? Like any medical condition, once you understand the source of the problem and the basics of how it affects your body, it’s easier to diagnose and manage it. “According […]