Snuff out secondhand smoke

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 […]

Immunization is the best defense against the flu (VIDEO)

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 […]

Patients can rest easier with sedation services (VIDEO)

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.

Ease your child’s indoor allergies with these top 10 tips

As the autumn air becomes increasingly chilly, children tend to spend more time indoors. While this gives them a break from the pollens that cause outdoor allergies, the sneezing may continue if they have trouble with indoor allergies.

Snacking can be healthy and helpful (VIDEO)

Plopping down in front of the television with a snack bowl might not be a bad idea, depending on the size of the bowl, the snack and whether you’re really even hungry. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some fun and nutritious ideas for snacking.

A variety of foods can provide your infant with a solid foundation (VIDEO)

The transition to solid foods is a milestone for your little one, adding some nutrition, variety and texture to her diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, a pediatrician for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wadsworth, discusses when and how the transition should take place.