Being a child isn’t all fun and games. Children are constantly faced with new challenges and social pressures, not to mention their growing bodies are changing rapidly. Once they hit adolescence, the hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making kids moody or irritable. For some kids, this moodiness […]
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 teen vaping epidemic may be more difficult to tackle than doctors, public health officials and parents might think because so many teens are already vaping. The myth that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking and the many ways vaping devices can be hidden in plain sight have also contributed to the emerging health […]
Recognizing that many school-age children do not have a primary care provider, Akron Children’s Hospital is expanding health care in two Northeast Ohio school districts as part of a pilot program. “We are trying to meet students and families where they are, and children are in schools,” said Michele Wilmoth, director of School Health Services […]
Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics patient families have another way to access care for common childhood ailments when 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, […]
Adeline Dreher was 6 months overdue for a wellness visit. She wasn’t sick or in pain. She was up to date on all her immunizations and she didn’t have any concerns to discuss with her pediatrician. Because Adeline was a typical, healthy and active 8-year-old girl looking forward to the start of many summer adventures, […]
And no, it’s not childhood cancer. The biggest threat of childhood is unintentional injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9.2 million people ages 0-19 are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. There’s a lot we can do to prevent accidents and injuries. Keeping Childhood Alive by Saying […]