Studies show the proportion of children receiving well visits declines with age. This may come as no surprise. Families with babies and young children are used to regular checkups for immunizations, development markers and concerns regarding things like teething, toilet training and temper tantrums. But as kids get older, they may be up to date […]
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.
When Gov. Mike DeWine announced on April 20 that Ohio K-12 schools would not re-open for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the news was not necessarily a surprise. Yet, it still came with a sense of loss, perhaps especially for teenagers. More so than younger children, teens are acutely aware […]
Pain medications are the single most frequent cause of pediatric deaths reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers. Between 2014 and 2018, pain medications accounted for 20% of poisoning deaths in children younger than 6 years. Now that kids are home for the foreseeable future due to Ohio’s school closings and stay-at-home order amid the recent […]
Staying home and physical distancing is the best way to protect your family from COVID-19. It’s especially important for younger children who may not understand why they can’t run up to other people or touch things they shouldn’t. But if you must go out or be around other people, face masks or facial coverings may play a […]
Today, nearly 2 million kids nationwide live in homes with unlocked, loaded guns, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Not to mention, gun sales have increased amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and kids are now at home for the foreseeable future due to Ohio’s school closings and stay-at-home order. There’s no doubt gun […]
With schools and daycare centers closed for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are spending more time at home than ever. Staying home is the best way to flatten the curve, but is your home properly prepared for having kids around 24/7? Heather Trnka, coordinator of the Safe Kids Coalition at Akron Children’s Hospital, […]