If you ask your child where it hurts and he says “everywhere,” he may be affected by fibromyalgia. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the symptoms and treatment of this painful and mysterious condition.
To 19-year-old Maggie Doran, the annual Akron Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was a special night where she got to dress up in a formal gown, put on white gloves and pearls, and waltz with her dad, David. To Maggie’s mom, Elizabeth, the Charity Ball was much more than that. It represented another step toward acceptance […]
The quick thinking of Nancy Delnay, CNP, is just what Elliott Flor needed to get him through a change in his medication regimen from pills to weekly injections for juvenile dermatomyositis. “Elliott is extremely afraid of needles – to the point he would hide under the table,” said the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Rheumatology. […]
“’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 […]
It’s not uncommon for kids to revert back to baby talk long after they’ve outgrown it. Baby talk can come from a variety of reasons. Your preschooler may want attention, think it’s funny or may revert back to it when he’s nervous or scared. Though listening to it can be incredibly annoying at times, remember […]