The teen years are a big part of childhood. Custom-designed patient rooms with more mature aesthetics help teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s feel more at home.
Does the thought of your child behind the wheel drive you nuts? Rev up the safety factor by creating a driving contract for your child with diabetes. Due to inexperience, teens are already at risk as drivers. But when you add diabetes to the mix, there are additional reasons to be cautious. Low blood sugar […]
Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions for Mental Health Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent deaths in Ohio. Talk about some of the common myths. The biggest myth that comes to mind is that if children are asked about […]
You might have firm convictions about at what age a teen should be allowed to date, but it’s often far less clear whether your teen is ready for dating – or for that matter, what exactly constitutes a date. How your teen handles personal relationships should give you an idea about whether he or she […]
On a recent afternoon in her office, Dr. Jessica Castonguay went on Twitter to demonstrate the ubiquity of social media hashtags that serve as code language for risky or harmful behaviors. She searched under the hashtag #ana, which is used to signify anorexia. In a matter of seconds, she came across a skeletal-looking young woman […]
Although it’s the physical toll that is most apparent, eating disorders are often the result of a person’s self image. In this Children’s Channel video, Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH, an adolescent medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of these potential dangerous conditions. “People with eating disorders experience changes in body […]