Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, most doctors agree it’s safe for pregnant women to fly up to 4 or 5 weeks prior to their due date. That’s as long as the pregnancy is healthy with no known complications, such as risks for pre-term labor. “Flying is actually safer than driving,” said Dr. Melissa […]
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.
Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of any child’s development. At this age, your preschooler is developing his hand-eye coordination and visual perception, which is necessary for reading and writing. Everyday tasks such as building with blocks, coloring and playing ball all improve his visual abilities. That’s why it’s important your child’s eyes get […]
Wrestling isn’t a sport for the faint of heart. It involves getting your body twisted into awkward holds, with common problems ranging from skin diseases to “cauliflower ear.” Zaid Khatib, MD, is a former Revere High School wrestler and coach who is now a second-year fellow with the Akron Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine team. He shares […]
Constipation is a very common problem in kids. Common culprits are diet, not enough fluids or a lack of physical activity. But when it comes to toddlers, this finicky bunch may ignore the urge to go because they don’t want to stop playing a fun game or they are afraid of toilets, causing the stool […]
There’s nothing cuter than a bunch of preschoolers running around chasing after a ball – or each other. But is it a good idea – or a waste of time – to start the under-5 crowd on organized sports so young? “It depends on the way the sport is presented,” said Cortney Myer, the supervising […]
Vaccination is one of the most important things you can do to protect children’s health. Vaccines will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born between 1994 and 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. But too many parents choose to not vaccinate their children based on safety […]