If red sores appear on your child’s face, it may be the first sign that she’s come down with impetigo. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Denise Lopez Domowicz, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, gives advice about how to prevent and treat this relatively common skin infection in children.
A recent study that looked at herniated disc injuries in NBA players pointed out an interesting fact: Out of basketball’s 5 positions, center was the No. 1 position for disc injuries and these players were most likely to require surgery. Point guards were the least likely to suffer this injury.
Despite its clunky sounding name, hand, foot and mouth disease provides an accurate description of the rash that is a common symptom. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Wendy Van Ittersum, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses this rash and other symptoms, and how parents can help ease their child’s symptoms.
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 […]
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.
Theresa Carter, president of the OMNOVA Solution Foundation, is just one of the many Akron celebrities who will participate in the 4th annual fundraiser for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital.