As a longtime pediatrician in Locust Pediatric Care Group, Dr. Joel Davidson knows taking care of his patients involves more than giving vaccines and caring for colds. As part of Akron Children’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, providers screen patients and families at annual well visits for things like food and housing insecurity, safety, […]
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.
Did you know that the 100 most dangerous days for teenage drivers are between Memorial Day and Labor Day? During the summer months, there’s a 15% increase in teenage deaths compared to the rest of the year. Factors such as intoxication and texting can delay your teens reaction time. In an effort to educate teens […]
Splishing and splashing in a water therapy pool can do more than help kids who need to work on moving their bodies. At Akron Children’s Hospital, a unique program that pairs speech therapy with physical and occupational therapy in the water is proving to be a success. Aquatic therapists have been treating clients in the […]
For the past 2 years, Nancy Blanchard and Liz Yoho have been “parent partners” to families navigating their way through a child’s mental health crisis. “We sit down with parents and help them process their feelings in a supportive, non-judgmental way,” said Nancy. “Having a child admitted to our behavioral health inpatient unit is different […]
Cases of measles in the United States, now topping 700, have climbed to their highest level in 25 years. The extremely-contagious disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. So what explains the recent outbreaks? According to Dr. John Bower, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, recent outbreaks in the […]
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Akron Children’s Hospital Children at Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center hosted a child sexual abuse prevention event. Dr. Emma Raizman, who is board-certified in both general and child abuse pediatrics, presented “Sexual Abuse: Could It Happen in My Family?” Dr. Raizman opened her presentation by […]