Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics patient families have another way to access care for common childhood ailments, Akron Children’s Quick Care OnlineTM virtual health care service. From the comfort of home or on-the-go, Quick Care Online connects parents to Akron Children’s pediatric providers for virtual visits using voice and video through a compatible mobile phone, tablet […]
It started more than 5 years ago when a patient asked Dr. Katrina Lindsay how he could meet other kids who were like him. Since then, T.I.C. (Together in the Community) Night Out, a social event for Dr. Lindsay’s patients in her Tics and Tourette Service has grown and the fun has spread from […]
Backpacks are a great way for kids to carry all the essential items they need for a busy school day. But between books, homework, gym clothes and lunch, the load can get heavy pretty quickly. Many parents often wonder whether carrying a heavy backpack can lead to spinal problems, such as scoliosis. “Backpacks do not […]
The last academic school year was anything but normal and caused a significant increase in mental health concerns among children, teens and families alike. With a new school year almost in session and the pandemic still impacting our communities, worries about health, class assignments, peer interactions and upcoming schoolwork can arise. For some kids, it […]
Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.
After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on their own time, going back to school can be a rude awakening for your teen. Whether they’re an anxious freshman or a confident senior, heading back to school is a time of transition – from new teachers and classes to a new routine and social […]