We all know the importance of getting your annual flu shot – that, plus frequent hand washing is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of staying healthy year round and especially during cold and flu season. But sometimes it’s not as easy as it sounds. Finding the time or lacking transportation can […]
Pediatricians and parents alike are well aware about the dangers of lead exposure from chipping paint, toys, dishware and contaminated water. But what they might not know are the risks from baby food — yes, that’s right, baby food. The Environmental Defense Fund recently released a report stating it found traces of lead in baby […]
Pacifiers can be a blessing and a curse for many parents. An infant’s innate need to suck can make pacifiers a helpful solution for a fussy baby, but they also can create a struggle, especially when it comes time to take it away. “When babies are first born, one of the things they’re really good […]
Though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead as an ingredient in paint in 1978, it still can be found lurking in our environment — perhaps scarier, our kids’ environment. The majority of exposures come from inside our homes from things like dust, dishware, toys, water that is passed through lead pipes and, of […]
Two days a week, Maddie Davidson travels through the halls of the Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG) carrying an oversized toothbrush and model of the mouth. When patients have a few minutes before or after their appointment, she uses the opportunity to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing and answers questions about dental health.
Akron Children’s collaborated with Safe Kids Summit County and Summit County Public Health to present the 2nd Annual Baby Shower for high-risk expectant mothers recently.