Education, lifestyle are keys to managing diabetes (VIDEO)


Whether by birth or by lifestyle, diabetes has become a growing concern for children in the United States. In this video, Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment and possible prevention of this chronic disease.

Before playing pat-a-cake, learn the facts of hand hygiene


Washing your hands seems so simple. Yet many of us can use a refresher in this basic skill – especially when we are responsible for our children’s hand hygiene.

Dry air causes most nosebleeds (VIDEO)


Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to tip your head forward when you have a nosebleed. In this video, Dr. Corrie Stofcho, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers this tip and other strategies to stop nosebleeds, as well as prevent them from happening.

Immunizations are a child’s best shot at staying healthy (VIDEO)


In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. P. Cooper White, a pediatrician and director of the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides an overview of the immunization schedule, including some insight into how it was put together.

Involving parents and patients in hospital rounds 4 tips to get the most out of family-centered rounds


Akron Children’s, like many other children’s hospitals, considers parents to be vital members of the hospital care team and uses a process called family-centered rounds to improve communication, patient care and teaching.

Nationally-renowned doctor answers questions about childhood asthma

Asthma is the No.-1 cause of school absenteeism.

Dr. John McBride, one of the country’s leading experts on childhood asthma, recently participated in a live, call-in radio show, “On Call for Kids,” on the Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio. The show covered everything from exercise-induced asthma and second-hand smoke to diagnosis and treatment.