More young athletes these days are specializing in a single sport, often training year-round and playing in multiple leagues with a goal of achieving elite status. Dr. Christopher Liebig and other sports medicine doctors are seeing negative effects from this adult-driven trend: More overuse injuries, more psychological stress and burnout. They are especially concerned that […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of any child’s development. At this age, your preschooler is developing hand-eye coordination and visual perception, which is necessary for reading and writing. Everyday tasks such as building with blocks, coloring and playing ball all improve your child’s visual abilities. That’s why it’s important your children’s […]
Fire safety in your home involves a lot more than putting up a few smoke detectors. To keep your family safe, fire-prevention experts recommend you take time to go through a checklist of precautions and have in place a detailed escape plan. “People often don’t realize how quickly home fires spread,” said Heather Trnka, injury […]
Children learn in different ways – some by seeing, hearing or reading and others by doing. When a child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, learning by living with the disease is a life-long process. For Brendan, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 9, he doesn’t remember […]
The omicron surge has created more questions than answers, especially for parents as they try to navigate ever-changing health advice. Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer at Akron Children’s Hospital answers some common questions about the omicron variant and children. Why is the omicron variant affecting more children than the previous variants? More children have […]
Traveling with babies can bring on a lot of stress — not to mention unwanted judgmental stares and extra luggage. Add breastfeeding and pumping milk to the mix, and it’s no wonder many moms are left anxious and frazzled when rushing to catch a flight for a much-needed getaway. “The rules and regulations for packing […]