During a hospital visit, painful procedures such as needle pokes for drawing blood or starting an IV can be stressful for patients of any age. Young children who do not understand what is happening may squirm or try to pull away, making the procedure even more difficult and stressful for everyone involved. At Akron Children’s, […]
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.
The fourth trimester — the first 3 months after birth — is an enormous amount of change and growth for your newborn as she adjusts to life outside the womb. Your new bundle of joy has just transitioned from the familiar comfort and noises of your warm, dark womb to an environment that is bright […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news are reminders that the sheer volume of media exposure of disturbing events and tragedies can have a profound effect on kids even if they live many miles away. Of course, it can be even more traumatic when tragedy happens in our own community. Mental […]
When it comes to summer camp, kids are literally in for a treat. (Just think about those gooey s’mores!). Whether overnight or day camp, the experience offers kids a chance to make friends, learn new skills, become more independent, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! But as exciting as this may be, spending time apart […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
Although hemangiomas will go away on their own, there are options to speed this process. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the occurrence and treatment of these vascular birthmarks.