As young people return to school and other public spaces and social situations, an Akron Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist cautions parents and caregivers to be mindful of new stressors that trigger anxiety-related responses. “With any age child, the anxiety can present with undesired behaviors, including significant tantrums,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
This past year has been anything but easy for parents and families alike. With an ongoing pandemic, there’s no better time than now to begin practicing self-care and wellness strategies to promote resilience in children. Resilience teaches kids the skills to cope, how to recover from hardships with confidence and optimism, and better prepares them […]
No doubt, the pandemic has set us back in the fight against weight gain. Many children — like adults — packed on extra pounds this past year. Organized sports, extracurriculars and play dates were cancelled, playgrounds closed, daily routines relaxed and kids home with more time for screens. Combine these factors and you end up […]
Earth Day may come once a year, but green practices for a cleaner, safer, healthier environment is at the forefront each and every day at Akron Children’s. The hospital has made it a priority to implement green building initiatives, reduce energy demands, recycle and limit pollution to promote a healthier planet for our employees, patients […]
Dr. Rob McGregor, the hospital’s chief medical officer, sheds light on what the COVID-19 vaccinations mean for families, who they protect and whether getting our lives back is on the horizon. Should teens get the vaccine? Yes. The vaccine is much safer than COVID-19. With the vaccine, kids risk short-term side effects. Without the vaccine, […]
Akron Children’s pediatricians are here to help you navigate these challenging times. They can offer the latest clinical guidance and answers to common questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine to help you make the best decisions for your family. After all, parenting is hard enough without a pandemic. Below are the most common questions our […]