Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics patient families have another way to access care for common childhood ailments, Akron Children’s Quick Care OnlineTM virtual health care service. From the comfort of home or on-the-go, Quick Care Online connects parents to Akron Children’s pediatric providers for virtual visits using voice and video through a compatible mobile phone, tablet […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
It started more than 5 years ago when a patient asked Dr. Katrina Lindsay how he could meet other kids who were like him. Since then, T.I.C. (Together in the Community) Night Out, a social event for Dr. Lindsay’s patients in her Tics and Tourette Service has grown and the fun has spread from […]
As the days become shorter, soon northeast Ohioans will welcome the fall harvest and festivities along with a new pollen season. Fall can be a beautiful time of the year when the weather finally cools from the humid and dry summer. However, the end of summer brings upon ragweed season which begins to pollinate in August and […]
You’ve probably heard of croup. It causes the telltale “barking” cough that mimics that of a seal and the high-pitched, squeaky noise when kids breathe. But if your child has ever come down with croup, which causes inflammation in the upper airways, it can be a scary experience. “At first, a child may have cold […]
In just a matter of weeks, Jamie Mariol and Ronnie Hitchings, of Massillon, went from having mild concern about their 4-year-old daughter, Raven, not using her left hand as she typically did, to learning she had a golf-ball size brain tumor. Before they could process this “deer in the headlights moment,” as Jamie called it, […]
When parents tell their kids to ‘sit up straight’ it’s about more than just correcting their child’s hunched over appearance. Learning to sit and stand in positions that promote proper body alignment and support the spine are important behaviors to develop early in life. Incorporating physical activity, appropriate footwear, supportive sleep surfaces and good body […]