There’s no mistaking a toddler’s temper tantrum. Desperate to get what he wants, he whines, cries, screams, kicks, rolls around on the floor, stomps his feet or holds his breath. While it’s tempting to just give in to make it stop – especially if the tantrum occurs in public – pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt says […]
Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly-contagious fungal infection that can lead to round, very itchy spots on the skin. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers tips to identify and treat this persistent condition.
While summer offers relief from cabin fever, the pests that signal its return can create more serious problems for kids enjoying the outdoors. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, discusses the prevention and treatment of mosquito and tick bites.
Millions of toys flank the shelves of retailers, with hundreds more hitting stores each year. They’re a treasured part of childhood that help us learn and have fun. “Toys and playtime are an important part of development and should be encouraged,” said Dr. Krista Andersen, a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Kent. “This is […]
Parents worry that freed from the confines of the crib rails, toddlers may repeatedly hop out of bed and prevent the family from getting a restful night’s sleep — or worse yet, wander the house at night and get hurt. For toddlers, sleeping in a regular bed all by themselves can be scary. They may […]
When it comes to asthma, hay fever and eczema, 2 is not company and 3 is definitely a crowd. Unfortunately, it’s common for children to develop one or more of these problems if they have a family history of any of these 3 conditions. In fact, since asthma, hay fever and eczema so commonly occur […]