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Teenagers: ‘Better they cry than you cry’

Dr. Adams with sons Gabe and Ben

I really enjoyed the teenage years with my sons Gabe and Ben. I think the key to coasting through those years is communication: let them know what your expectations are, set limits and be aware of who, what, where and how.

Do you know the signs of autism?

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Since 2013, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were combined into one diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We define where on the spectrum a child is based on the amount of support he needs.

Race car driver encourages children with diabetes to ‘live life without limits’

Ryan Reed

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t live life in the fast lane. Take a look at NASCAR driver Ryan Reed. Despite having type I diabetes, the 21 year old finished 9th in overall standings in the NASCAR XFINITY Series last year and scored his first win at this year’s Daytona International Speedway.

Top ASD resources for parents

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A Google search of “autism resources” brings up more than 67 million hits. So how do you know which resources will be helpful? In honor of Light It Up Blue on April 2, a global ASD awareness campaign, I want to share a list of my recommendations of autism resources.

Hidden in plain sight: Signs that your teen may be using drugs

Pieces of aluminum foil that can be shaped into smoking devices.

Ohio is under siege as opiate addiction kills as many as 5 people every day. In fact, Ohio has the 12th highest heroin overdose rate in the country, according to the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health. Often considered a suburban epidemic, heroin use crosses all demographics. And the hike in heroin use has hit young people ages 18 to 25 the hardest.

Team approach is the key to treating Turner syndrome (Video)

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Although short stature is a hallmark of Turner syndrome, this and other symptoms can be well-managed, especially with early detection. Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of working with a multidisciplinary team to care for girls affected by this condition.