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.
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 […]
The transition to solid foods is a milestone for your little one, adding some nutrition, variety and texture to her diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, a pediatrician for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wadsworth, discusses when and how the transition should take place.
When you hear about dizziness in young athletes, they may be pointing to life-threatening conditions, such as a tumor or heart problem. A complete workup is necessary to rule these things out before a diagnosis of vertigo can be made.