Expectant parents know all about preparing their home for a new baby, but the most important steps they can take to safeguard their child’s health start well before pregnancy begins. January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and Akron Children’s Hospital is spreading the word about how common birth defects are, the toll they can take […]
As a genetic counselor, one of my roles is to educate women about how to prepare their bodies for a pregnancy with the hope of reducing their chances for birth defects. Taking a multivitamin every day is one positive habit that every woman can develop that could literally change lives.
The Internet has become a leading source of health information for families, and the Akron Children’s Hospital YouTube channel has been no exception. There have been 144,118 views of our videos in 2011, a 33 percent increase over our previous high set in 2010. And we still have a couple weeks left! As we look […]
We’re only three months into the year, but viewers at the Akron Children’s Hospital YouTube site are already playing favorites. To date, we’ve posted 22 Children’s Channel podcasts in 2011, covering a wide range of topics from brain injuries to bedwetting. Here are the five most viewed: 1. Understanding Mitochondrial Diseases – Bruce H. Cohen, […]