During these cold winter days, children spend more time indoors where they may breathe in allergy and asthma triggers like dust mites, mold and pet dander. Regular cleaning can help reduce these triggers, but you might want to reconsider the commercial cleaning product you use. “Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can also cause […]
Swollen glands and a fever could be signs that your child’s sore throat is something more serious. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Wendy Van Ittersum, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of strep throat.
Despite its clunky sounding name, hand, foot and mouth disease provides an accurate description of the rash that is a common symptom. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Wendy Van Ittersum, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses this rash and other symptoms, and how parents can help ease their child’s symptoms.
Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]
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 […]
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.