As we honor Pride Month, various LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) events and celebrations may get splashed across your child’s media screens, sparking difficult questions and conversations around the dinner table. So what better time than now to have these important conversations to expand your child’s understanding — and your own. “I’m a big […]
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.
While safety around water is always important, swimming and recreational fun in or near open water areas such as ponds, lakes and oceans pose different threats and challenges that can turn fun into injury or loss of life quickly. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury […]
Summer is here, and kids are finally playing outside! This is also the time of year when they get insect bites and stings. Here are some tips from pediatric urgent care physician Carolyn Penrod, MD, to help treat those bites, or better yet, prevent them. Prevention “The best way to ‘treat’ an insect bite or […]
It may come as no surprise that babies’ soft, smooth and delicate skin is more vulnerable to sunburn than adults. Their skin is more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays because it’s not as developed as adults’ skin. But did you know babies also are more susceptible to long-term damage from sunburn? Studies show one […]
As a senior at Field High School, Delaney Streby discovered a large lump on her neck, which prompted a referral to pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Mamatha Kambalapalli, who leads the Pediatric Thyroid Program at Akron Children’s Hospital. “Initially my primary care doctor thought it might be due to swollen lymph nodes,” Delaney said. Dr. Kambalapalli ordered […]
By the time teens reach their senior year, nearly 70% of high schoolers will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug and more than 20% will have used a prescription drug inappropriately, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Adolescents are “biologically wired” to take risks, seek large rewards and carve […]