A child’s first birthday is cause for celebration thanks to the impressive milestones he/she achieves and the parents who support the growth and development of their baby. Sadly, though, Ohio consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally for highest rates of infant mortality, or death of a child before his/her first birthday. In Summit County […]
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.
Asthma has played a defining role in the young life of 13-year-old Kiniaya Parham. It often causes her and her mother, Eugenia Davis, to have sleepless nights. She has an inhaler, a spacer, and a nebulizer and takes several medications, including a nasal spray and eye drops, to control her symptoms. Still, she has visited […]
With the dead of winter settling in and families spending more and more time indoors, it’s a good time to think about the risks of lead exposure inside our homes. Though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead as an ingredient in paint in 1978, it still can be found lurking in our environment […]
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just for adults. They can be a fun tradition for kids, too, to ring in the New Year and celebrate a fresh start. “It’s an opportunity for kids to think about their strengths, and how they can continue to develop them,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director for […]
McKenna Cain was a typical, busy 1-year-old girl. She spent her days trying to master new skills, whether that meant walking the entire length of the family room, speaking her first words or successfully tackling 1 of her 4 older brothers. Her personality was beginning to shine and she was reaching new milestones — socially, […]
Though different viruses cause them, the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses and share similar symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. Many parents are left wondering, does my child have the flu or a cold?