Staff members of the Akron Children’s Hospital Lewis C. Walker Cystic Fibrosis Center headed to a local movie theater Sunday night to see the new film, “Five Feet Apart.” The team wanted to see this film about 2 love-struck teenagers with cystic fibrosis (CF) and how they navigate the infection precaution guidelines in place for […]
Rewards. Bribery. Anger. Frustration. Lights on, lights off. Music. Stuffed animals. TV on, TV off. Fans. Melatonin. Talking, pleading, professional counseling. Monica and Richard Plack had tried everything to get their youngest daughter, Bailey, to sleep through the night – in her own bed. It had been an ongoing battle; Bailey was now 10 years […]
For many kids, summer break means staying up late and sleeping in, whether they’re having sleepovers with friends, camping or just enjoying warm summer nights. There may also be mornings when they still have to get up early, such as to go to the sitter or day care. With all these variations in the daily […]
Do you have great childhood memories of holding your breath through tunnels on road trips? Did your family enjoy playing games, such as trying to “collect” different state license plates, to pass the time? For many, road trip car games like Slug a Bug and the Picnic Game have gone the way of AAA’s famous […]
The temptation to remain connected to family and friends — even the office — in this digital age is powerful. For many, the lure continues even when we turn in and the lights go out. But smartphones in the bedroom is leading to a rise in insomnia, according to a recent article in The New […]
Although it is probably best known for the wheezing “attacks,” a cough that just won’t go away may be a better indicator that a child is struggling with asthma. In this video, Dr. Gregory Omlor, director of pulmonary medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses these and other symptoms of the most common chronic childhood disease.