It was a busy year full of all types of health topics of interest to parents. Here are the ones parents read the most in 2023 from our blog, Inside Children’s.
Prediabetes in children has doubled in the last 20 years. To learn what parents can do to reduce the risk of their child developing prediabetes, Dr. Naveen Uli, the medical director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s, answers some questions about this alarming trend.
If you’ve heard about the rhinovirus and wondered what it is, Dr. David Karas, pediatrician at Akron Children’s Pediatrics, Wadsworth, explains.
Hear this: Hearing loss is the most common sensory disability in newborns. Roughly 2 to 3 in 1,000 infants in this country are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
From insufficient nutrition to allergies and infections, so much about a baby’s health can be learned from inside a dirty diaper. It offers a wealth of information, but many moms find themselves spending too much time and energy analyzing their babies’ poop colors.
If you’ve ever worked with a computer propped on your lap, you may have noticed the tops of your thighs getting a little toasty from the heat emitted by your laptop. While doing this occasionally won’t cause long-term damage, chronically exposing your skin to heat sources can lead to a condition called toasted skin syndrome.
Ear tube insertion is the most common childhood surgery performed with anesthesia in this country, according to American Academy of Otolaryngology.
Most moms expect all the physical signs of pregnancy: ever-expanding baby bumps, swollen ankles, a glowing face. But in addition to these telltale signs, you probably weren’t expecting to add brain fog to the list of body changes!
Believe it or not, when shopping for swimsuits for your children, color — not style, design or your kids’ favorite Disney icons — is of the utmost importance. The color and visibility of your children’s swimsuits underwater could actually save their lives!
During your infant’s first few months of life, their bowel movement pattern will change often as their digestive tract matures. At first, infants may have a dirty diaper after every feeding. At about 2 months of age, they may transition to twice a day and by 4 months of age, most babies go every day or every other day.
A new COVID strain is causing a common infection — pink eye. The new strain, dubbed XBB.1.16, accounts for about 14% of COVID infections in the United States, according to the CDC. To find out what parents should know about this new strain and symptom of COVID, Dr. Evelyn Pangonis, pediatric infectious disease doctor and medical director of infection control at Akron Children’s, provides answers to parents’ most pressing questions.