More than half of American households have one or more pets, and that number is sure to grow as the holidays approach. Fortunately, many of these pets will go on to become beloved members of the household. Of course, there are many factors to consider if you are looking to share your home with a […]
It’s a giving time of year. So what better time than the present to reduce the clutter and pass toys on to a child in need? The problem is your preschooler is reluctant to give up her toys — even though she hasn’t played with them in ages. It’s common for kids, especially younger ones, […]
“’Twas the night before Christmas.” You’re probably familiar with this famous opening phrase of Clement C. Moore’s poem. Several lines later, the poet writes that the children were nestled in bed, “while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” Things haven’t changed much since this poem was written in 1882: Most children still look forward […]
More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold; infants and children are among the most susceptible. Colds make children feel miserable, but antibiotics aren’t the remedy. Antibiotics don’t work for viruses, only bacterial infections. Certified Nurse Practitioner Sharon Juszli of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Green discusses the appropriate use of antibiotics: Does the […]
Children who suffer from asthma sometimes find symptoms are particularly bad at night. Wheezing and coughing at night are common among children and teens with asthma. But nighttime symptoms can indicate severe asthma and increase risk of complications if they’re not brought under control. “About 60 percent of kids with asthma have nighttime cough that […]
How long is too long when kids are playing outside in the winter? In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, answers this and other questions about keeping kids safe in the winter.