Eight-year-old Grady Oprean is going to make a fine doctor one day. He’s got the compassionate bedside manner part licked. That’s for sure. And despite his young age he has experienced enough of the clinical side that he can probably pass his MCATs (Medical College Admission Test) today. “I want to work for Akron Children’s someday […]
For years, my 10-year-old son Drew struggled with chronic stomach pain, asthma, a dairy allergy (or so we thought) and recurring problems with croup and pneumonia along with random skin rashes. Years of testing and countless doctors and hospital visits and we thought we were just dealing with the asthma and that it was the […]
You know the saying, “Choose a profession you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.”? Dr. Christine Pasquarella is living proof of that. Akron Children’s newest pediatric gastroenterologist absolutely adores her job, diagnosing and treating infants, children and teens with all types of gastroenterology disorders, including celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux and inflammatory […]
For someone with celiac disease, even a small exposure to gluten can result in an upset stomach or worse. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses ways to enjoy safe and nutritious gluten-free eating.
It started off as an idea on her bucket list. Clinical nurse practitioner Nancy Delnay wanted to pass her treasured gluten-free cooking secrets to her family in a cookbook. She wasn’t expecting much interest beyond her circle of family and friends, but now finds herself preparing to order a second round of copies.
From grocery store shelves to restaurant menus, gluten-free items are everywhere these days. But for some people, including children, skipping foods with gluten is not a trend, but a medical necessity because they have celiac disease.