Whether it’s seeping underneath the door crack at bedtime or casting shadows across the uneaten tuna casserole at dinner time, the glow of an electronic screen seems to be everywhere in the lives of our children. In this Children’s Channel video, Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the physical […]
With words like “natural”, “vegan”, and “gluten-free” showing up more frequently on food packaging, it can be difficult to know which items are actually healthy, and which just have a good marketing plan. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, […]
Color, hardness, texture, sound and so much more can all play a role in determining whether the fruit you are choosing is ripe. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, offers a few tips for selecting the freshest, best-tasting fruit for […]
May flowers are often not the only things blooming after April showers. “The allergens from some springtime flowers can also lead to some pretty severe allergy symptoms in children,” said Tracy Rife, RN, BSN, AE-C, asthma and easy breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. “But with proper precautions and treatment, your child could be […]
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 […]
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.