Developed to help adults quit smoking, Juuls and other e-cigarettes are finding an audience in teens who are experimenting with nicotine for the first time. In this Children’s Channel video, Crystal Cole, MD, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the impact these devices may be having on young adults.
Congratulations to Teresa Fletcher, lead advanced practice provider (APP) in adolescent medicine, for being named the 2018 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) of the Year by the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Teresa was described by her nominator, Jill Smith, RN, another lead APP, as one of the most dedicated […]
Children who don’t follow cultural gender norms often face a hostile world as they struggle to be who they are. Parents of transgender or gender nonconforming children struggle, too. They may be in denial, confused or dismayed and unsure how to respond. Health experts say support at home is crucial for young people who identify […]
Just as a pediatrician might ask your child if he wears a bike helmet and knows how to swim, expect your adolescent’s doctor to ask about sex. It’s a difficult subject for some parents to tackle. But for primary care providers, a discussion about sexual and reproductive health is a must, said Dr. James Fitzgibbon, […]
It’s not easy for adults to manage their emotions, so imagine how difficult it is for kids. In the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Crystal Cole not only tends to physical health needs of her patients. At times, she helps them understand their feelings. Her patients are at an emotionally vulnerable […]
Directing young children to greet relatives with hugs and kisses seems harmless enough. Most parents don’t think twice about it. But the age-old cultural tradition has spawned something of a backlash. Some people, as outlined in articles here and here, make a case that forcing children to display physical affection regardless of their wishes sends […]