When Angela Terry’s son, Kurtis, recently came down with a fever, it was nearing dinnertime. He felt warm to the touch and her usually active 3 year old didn’t want to play. Instead, he was sad and just wanted to lie down on the couch. His pediatrician’s office, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Barberton, was about […]
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.
Safeguarding your child’s health is one of your most important duties as a parent. From the minute she enters this world, there are immunizations to track, well visits to schedule, milestones to monitor and illnesses to pamper. But as she grows up and enters adolescence, the way you and your child manage her health will […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15-20% of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. “What ends up […]
Now that school’s out for the summer, many families are gearing up for their annual summer trips — from lakeside adventures to beachside fun. The bags are packed, hotel reservations confirmed and the family pet is boarded. The only thing left to do is fill up the gas tank (or print the boarding passes), right? […]
On the first day of summer, we are wearing our sunglasses all day and night for Migraine Solidarity Day. Did you know: About 8% of children experience migraine. In teenagers, migraine affects more girls than boys. 2 out of every 100 children experience chronic migraine because they have a headache more than 15 days per […]
Traveling with babies can bring on a lot of stress — not to mention unwanted judgmental stares and extra luggage. Add breastfeeding and pumping milk to the mix, and it’s no wonder many moms are left anxious and frazzled when rushing to catch a flight for a much-needed getaway. “The rules and regulations for packing […]