Happily anticipating her arrival, Mariah Garland and Robert Downs were excited to finally meet their daughter, Natalie, on Nov. 22, 2014. The young parents from Barberton felt so blessed to have such a happy and healthy baby girl — or so they thought. During a routine 1-month wellness checkup, Natalie’s head circumference had gone from […]
World traveler Dr. Molly Falasco considers herself a global citizen with a responsibility to understand not only the goings on at home, but abroad, too. She’s traveled as far north as Ireland, as far south as Peru and as far east as Italy — with a healthy appetite to reach all corners of the globe. […]
Parents typically leave their pediatrician offices with an updated immunization record, maybe a prescription and, hopefully, some reassurance about a concern. But how about leaving the office with Granny Smith apples, and locally-grown green peppers and cucumbers? Every Thursday from June through October, the StarkFresh Mobile Grocery Market will be selling fresh produce and other […]
When Akron Children’s pediatrician Dr. Nicole Giles talks with patients about leading a healthy lifestyle, she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk, too. From starting her day with a healthy breakfast and workout to spending time with her family, Dr. Giles knows and promotes the importance of mental and physical well-being. As […]
An infant’s innate need to suck can make pacifiers a helpful item for baby and parents alike. In this Children’s Channel video, Monique Malmer, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Warren office, discusses when you may want to give your child a pacifier, as well as when you might need to take it away.
While the first tooth is an exciting milestone, soothing an infant during teething can sometimes be a frustrating process. In this Children’s Channel video, Monique Malmer, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Warren office, offers a few tips to help replace the tears with a toothy grin.