Planning to head to the pool this week or set up a portable pool in the yard? Nothing says summer like warm temps and cool pools. Refresh your knowledge of pool safety and pledge to be vigilant. “Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 years old and the second-leading […]
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.
As someone with asthma and allergies, Dr. Brian Schroer, director of Allergy and Immunology for Akron Children’s Hospital, is closely following the research on coronavirus on how the virus can affect those with asthma. It’s too soon to make broad conclusions, he said, but one thing is clear: Children, including those with asthma, are at […]
As the responsible restart of Ohio begins, face coverings have become a familiar sight as people try to prevent exposure of COVID-19. While wearing a mask can help, it’s important to remember that a mask only works when worn and cared for correctly. Masks come in all types of shapes and sizes, but these common […]
One bright spot in the novel coronavirus pandemic is that children, in general, have fared well with most only having mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. That narrative began to change in early May with news reports of 15 children in New York, the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic, being hospitalized with a […]
The recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is raising all kinds of questions for new moms, especially when it comes to nursing and breast milk. We’ve heard it time and time again: breast is best. But amidst the recent pandemic, many new moms are wondering whether it’s safe to continue to breastfeed their babies. Liz Maseth, […]
May flowers often aren’t the only thing blooming after April showers. Springtime allergens from tree pollen, grasses and weeds can wreak havoc on children’s allergies causing severe allergy symptoms. “Interestingly, it’s a misconception that flowers cause springtime allergens,” said Dr. Lisa Sammon, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “Flowers don’t release pollen […]