Snuff out secondhand smoke

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 […]

How to ensure proper asthma treatment for your young student

More than 13 million days of school are missed annually because of asthma. But following the ABCs of asthma management will help ensure your child enjoys the new school year.

When and how to use short-term asthma control medications

Now that school is out, it may be a little bit easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning. The final days of school spent battling spring fever while taking exams have been replaced by swimming, playing ball and just running around the backyard in search of adventure. But for as many […]

Know the role of long-term asthma control medications

While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.

At Flying Horse Farms, kids with asthma enjoy camping fun without medical worries

Scheduled in 2015 for July 26-31, the camp is being offered in partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, which helps to ensure that your child receives the medical care they need.

Online Rewind: Top 10 YouTube videos of 2014

Celebrities, superheroes and childhood health concerns were on the minds of visitors to Akron Children’s YouTube channel in 2014. The channel recorded a record 213,318 views. Here are our top 10 most viewed videos for the year. 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Second Set of Mono Mono Twins Arrive (WEWS) 3. Breastfeeding in Public 4. […]