A recent study suggests fathers can play an important role in preventing their children from becoming obese. Researchers found that when fathers increased their involvement in child care and playtime with their children ages 2 to 4, the kids had a lower risk of obesity. The association is significant because obese children are prone to […]
They call it “bean dipping.” Kids come up to an overweight boy at school and pretend to dip a chip under his so-called “man boobs.” “They think that they are being funny,” said psychologist Geoffrey Putt, who works with obese children in the healthy weight clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital. “But it’s torturous.” Harassment of […]
As the pediatrician who oversees the medical component of the clinic, Dr. Levitt takes medical histories, performs physical exams, orders labs and offers up a healthy dose of encouraging words for her patients and their families.
A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”