What parents should know about pinkeye

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Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, means just that: Your eye is pink. So, there can be many causes for a pink or reddish eye. Anything from seasonal allergies to lodged foreign bodies to bacterial and viral infections can cause irritation in a child’s eye.

Send your kids back to school with their vaccines up to date


National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

Spring ahead: How to create a cranky-free time change

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Help your family ease into Daylight Saving time on Sunday by making bedtimes later by 15-minute increments starting Wednesday or Thursday night.

Books galore as Akron Children’s celebrates ‘Read Across America Day’

The doctors and staff of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Wadsworth are wild about Dr. Seuss books and children’s literacy.

Going to the doctor for a check-up was a special experience for sick and healthy children alike at Akron Children’s pediatrician offices on Friday. They each received a new book to keep and many enjoyed a special story time with librarians from the local library.

Wadsworth pediatrician’s office goes wild to help feed those in need

The "Wild Things" of Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics Wadsworth get ready for a plunge in the 37-degree Turkeyfoot Lake during the 10th annual Polar Bear Jump.

With their crazy socks, headbands and zany mission, the “Wild Things” of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics had an exciting, but very chilly Saturday afternoon. It’s the second time the Wadsworth office has teamed up and gotten rowdy for a good cause at the annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump.

Signs that your child is the victim of bullying – and what to do about it [Video]


Juggling homework, chores, extra-curricular activities and the seemingly-constant need for peer approval provide children with enough challenges – without the added pressure of false rumors and intentional elbows from the class bully.