All Ohio schools closed. Bars, restaurants eat-in dining rooms shuttered. Sports and other events cancelled. COVID-19 has changed every family’s daily routine, activities and even their spring break travel plans for the foreseeable future. We’re quarantined in our homes with no place to go. Parents are stressed, while kids are fighting boredom. Now what? “Through […]
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.
Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrician Dr. Sarah Adams shares insight on COVID-19 and how to protect your family. How is COVID-19 different from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola and other global outbreaks? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. Human coronaviruses can cause mild […]
If you or your children are tired or cranky during the day, it’s time to make some changes. In observation of the annual Sleep Awareness Week, Jamie Travis, PhD offers some strategies parents can encourage for a good night’s sleep for the whole family. “Our environment can impact how we sleep,” said Dr. Travis, a […]
Large cities on lockdown. Flights suspended. A rising death toll … a global health emergency. The headlines are anxiety-producing, even for those oceans away from the epicenter of this health crisis. And now the first cases and deaths in the United States have been reported. The spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19), first […]
The day after Wren Patterson was born in October, doctors were concerned about a heart murmur and her low blood oxygenation. An echocardiogram at Aultman Hospital in Canton showed the reason. Wren had a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot, characterized by 4 malformations that robbed her of adequate blood flow to the lungs […]
With cold and flu season upon us, it’s likely that your child will start coming down with routine bugs and other illnesses. As a parent, it’s often difficult to know when you should call the doctor, especially if your child is too young to tell you what’s wrong.