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.

Q & A with a pediatric dietitian

Nearly 35 percent of kids in Ohio are overweight or obese. The number rises to 38 percent in the Mahoning Valley and 43 percent in Trumbull County. In addition to physical activity, eating right is key to reducing those numbers. But that’s easier said than done so we sat down with Michelle Borovitcky, pediatric dietitian, to get her tips to help the entire family eat right.

Immunization is the best defense against the flu (VIDEO)

Each year, the flu vaccine is tweaked to address what doctors believe will be the most common and concerning strains of flu. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of receiving the vaccine, as well as a new a new version that is […]

MyChart simplifies scheduling doctor visits so you don’t miss a beat

With kids’ hectic schedules, from sports practices to music lessons to play dates, MyChart takes away the stress of managing children’s health care so families have one less thing to worry about.

Breakfast fuels the day for healthy children (VIDEO)

Research shows that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of eating breakfast, as well as some ideas for making it quick and healthy.

Patients can rest easier with sedation services (VIDEO)

Sedation may provide a safe, gentle and effective tool for children who have difficulties with radiologic tests and other procedures. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Troy Sands, the director of sedation services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of sedation and offers an overview of its use in children.

Ease your child’s indoor allergies with these top 10 tips

As the autumn air becomes increasingly chilly, children tend to spend more time indoors. While this gives them a break from the pollens that cause outdoor allergies, the sneezing may continue if they have trouble with indoor allergies.