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 […]
For active and bubbly McKenna Hale, a typical day would start and end with a glass of milk. Her parents, much like many, never thought twice when she asked for a glass. It wasn’t until a whirlwind trip to the pediatrician, emergency room (ER) and hematology inpatient unit at Akron Children’s did they realize […]
From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.
I saw a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that compared the Mediterranean diet to a traditional low-fat American diet. After tracking 7,000 people over five years, they saw a significant reduction in strokes and heart attacks among those participants on the Mediterranean diet.