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 on a child’s health and well-being, and how to prevent them. Facts Birth defects are conditions present at birth that may adversely affect an individual’s health by changing the body’s […]
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, […]