When Gov. Mike DeWine announced on April 20 that Ohio K-12 schools would not re-open for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the news was not necessarily a surprise. Yet, it still came with a sense of loss, perhaps especially for teenagers. More so than younger children, teens are acutely aware […]
Studies show that as kids get older, they are less likely to see their doctor for their annual wellness visit. This may come as no surprise. Families with babies and young children are used to regular checkups for immunizations, development markers and concerns regarding things like teething, toilet training and temper tantrums. But by the […]
Developed to help adults quit smoking, Juuls and other e-cigarettes are finding an audience in teens who are experimenting with nicotine for the first time. In this Children’s Channel video, Crystal Cole, MD, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the impact these devices may be having on young adults.
What may start as a question from your 9-year-old about body odor could quickly evolve into “the talk” if your answers spark her curiosity. In this Children’s Channel video, Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH, an adolescent medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital, recommends letting your child provide the cues they are ready, and responding in an […]
Preparing a child for college can present challenges for both parent and student. In this Children’s Channel video, Julie Wyatt, CNP, an adolescent medicine nurse practitioner at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some practical tips to help ensure your college-bound child leaves the nest with more than a wing and a prayer.
Texting, social media, multi-player game systems and other advances in technology have created new challenges for parents as they try to guide their children into adulthood – not to mention more traditional problem areas such as messy rooms and whining. In 2011, Akron Children’s Hospital helped parents put these same technologies to good use by […]