I’m sure you were not expecting to spend the holidays in hospital with your newborn child. The life of the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) can be challenging, stressful and most of all scary. We would like to share our story with you – Tailyn’s journey – with hope that it may help your family. My […]
Sporting a bright yellow t-shirt declaring himself a “leukemia survivor,” 11-year-old Joshua Berr pulled a wagon full to toys through the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital. He remembers spending Christmas in the hospital and wants to bring a bit of cheer for those now in the same situation. “It’s pretty bad,” Joshua recalls. “You can […]
There are gifts that send your child off on his or her own. And there are gifts that bring you together. Dr. Laura Rocker thinks the most valuable gifts are the latter. A child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rocker said gifts for kids that create shared experiences are an excellent choice for […]
Make the holidays even more exciting for little ones with these simple, tasty and healthy holiday snacks. They are sure to please and will keep kids coming back for more. Fruity candy canes Ingredients: 1 banana 4 to 5 strawberries Wash the strawberries and cut off the green stems. Slice bananas and strawberries, and then […]
Between going to school all day and cold, dark evenings, kids spend much of the winter indoors, in close quarters with pets, bugs, germs and other asthma triggers. The arrival of the holiday season may often add mold, dust and smoke to the mix. Lisa A. Jones RN, BSN, AE-C, an Asthma and EZ Breathing […]
From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.