My daughter Cayleigh’s long story with Akron Children’s Hospital started in the summer of 2017 when she was 5 years old. Cayleigh fell at home and bit a pretty large hole in her tongue that needed stitches. I was concerned that maybe she needed glasses so I scheduled an eye exam. At the exam we […]
A balanced, healthy diet is critical to the growth and development of all children, especially if their health is already compromised by an autoimmune disease such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses how to use meals and snack […]
While most people associate arthritis with older adults, about 300,000 children in the U.S. have juvenile arthritis. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Mary Toth detailed everything you would want to know about this chronic condition – from who gets it to how it’s treated and whether there’s hope for a cure.
Looking back before I became the mom of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I thought all diabetics were created equal. Cut out the sugar and exercise and everything would be hunky-dory. Now that I am the mom of a diabetic, I know better. Educating people about the differences in diabetes and the warning signs leading up […]