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 […]
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 […]
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.
Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of any child’s development. Your child will need good vision for just about every activity and task she chooses, whether she’s on the ball field, in class or behind the wheel. As we celebrate Save Your Vision month in March, it’s the perfect time to share tips […]