About 10% of pregnant women experience gestational diabetes each year in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and studies show it’s on the rise. Though outcomes for gestational diabetes are good, an alarming finding showed the disease could put offspring at greater risk when they grow up. Recently published in […]
Sometimes the best way to give a baby the greatest chance of survival is through prevention of preterm birth. This is especially true for high-risk pregnancies, which puts mom at an increased chance of delivering preterm (before 37 weeks). A high-risk pregnancy occurs when a woman has conditions – preexisting or developed during pregnancy – […]
Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
As summer memories fade and your kids settle into their back-to-school routines, it’s important to include flu vaccinations on your family’s to-do list. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients including young children and kids with chronic conditions such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related […]
The fourth trimester — the first 3 months after birth — is an enormous amount of change and growth for your newborn as she adjusts to life outside the womb. Your new bundle of joy has just transitioned from the familiar comfort and noises of your warm, dark womb to an environment that is bright […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.