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.

Change Bandit spotlight: Overcoming a seizure disorder

Mitchell Pallotta -web

For the first 5 years of his life, Mitchell Pallotta was a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. To support other patients at Akron Children’s, and to say thanks for the great care he received, Mitchell has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.

When to call the doctor

Dr. Molly Shaw, of ACHP Fairlawn, examines a patient.

With cold and flu season upon us, it’s likely that your child will start coming down with routine bugs and other illnesses. As a parent, it’s often difficult to know when you should call the doctor, especially if your child is too young to tell you what’s wrong.

Staff races in honor of patient with cerebral palsy

Team NDSC (L-R): Dr. Victorio, Kathy Duritza, Dr. Sahgal and Madelyne

Two teams from Akron Children’s participated in the Cleveland Triathlon to honor a patient with cerebral palsy.

Preventing medical errors from happening to your children


Our children are our most precious gift. As parents, it’s our job to protect them and keep them safe. When our kids get sick, we rely on medical professionals to help guide us through their illness or injury, and to make them well again.

What’s on your back-to-school checklist? Dr. Dwyer shares 7 tips for how her family is getting ready


Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.