If it weren’t for a successful career as a physician, Dr. Tarun Bhalla would be a magician. Lucky for him, he likens his role to performing magic: “Once families realize what we do and how we do it,” he said, “the connotation of anesthesia can be compared to an illusion or even hypnosis.” As Akron […]
If Dr. Melissa Stalling is not on the yoga mat, testing her body’s limits, she’s in the lab testing body samples for infectious disease and chronic conditions as Akron Children’s newest pediatric pathologist. She is fascinated by the human body and is hungry to learn more about its biology, anatomy and physiology. While she fell […]
With the dead of winter settling in and families spending more and more time indoors, it’s a good time to think about the risks of lead exposure inside our homes. 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 […]
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just for adults. They can be a fun tradition for kids, too, to ring in the New Year and celebrate a fresh start. “It’s an opportunity for kids to think about their strengths, and how they can continue to develop them,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director for […]
McKenna Cain was a typical, busy 1-year-old girl. She spent her days trying to master new skills, whether that meant walking the entire length of the family room, speaking her first words or successfully tackling 1 of her 4 older brothers. Her personality was beginning to shine and she was reaching new milestones — socially, […]
Though different viruses cause them, the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses and share similar symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. Many parents are left wondering, does my child have the flu or a cold?