You are on a diving board looking below at the deep end of the pool. You are about to deliver a speech. It’s the first day of a new job. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But when does that anxiety cross the line to become an anxiety disorder? Dr. Laura Markley, who is […]
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.
You’ve heard it time and time again: All babies need the traditional benefits of breast milk. But for preemies, the benefits are even more important — and in many cases, life saving. Premature babies, born at 37 weeks or earlier, are at a greater risk for having health problems early in life and can face […]
When Angela Terry’s son, Kurtis, recently came down with a fever, it was nearing dinnertime. He felt warm to the touch and her usually active 3 year old didn’t want to play. Instead, he was sad and just wanted to lie down on the couch. His pediatrician’s office, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Barberton, was about […]
Safeguarding your child’s health is one of your most important duties as a parent. From the minute she enters this world, there are immunizations to track, well visits to schedule, milestones to monitor and illnesses to pamper. But as she grows up and enters adolescence, the way you and your child manage her health will […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15-20% of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. “What ends up […]
Now that school’s out for the summer, many families are gearing up for their annual summer trips — from lakeside adventures to beachside fun. The bags are packed, hotel reservations confirmed and the family pet is boarded. The only thing left to do is fill up the gas tank (or print the boarding passes), right? […]