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 […]
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.
The first days and nights with your baby can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time parent. “One of the most important things you can do is try to relax, especially if you’ve decided to breastfeed,” said Dr. Jessica Tattershall, a pediatrician with the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Austintown. “The more you stress, […]
Help your family ease into Daylight Saving time on Sunday by making bedtimes later by 15-minute increments starting Wednesday or Thursday night.