Sam Harris (11) didn’t like missing out on special treats at home or being careful around the lunch table at school because of his peanut allergy. Food avoidance was the only way Sam’s parents thought he could manage his allergy until they learned about oral immunotherapy (OIT) at Akron Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to give […]
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.
We often hear about the many benefits of mom and baby bonding. That intense attachment between mom and baby fosters a sense of security, promotes positive self-esteem and models a healthy relationship for baby. So much of the focus on baby bonding tends to be placed on mom, but what about dads? Are the benefits […]
At age 4, type 1 diabetes became an everyday part of life for Stella Zippay. She quickly learned how to do finger pricks and monitor glucose levels, but dealing with the stares and questions from peers can still be hard to manage. When she arrives at Akron Children’s Diabetes Camp, she doesn’t have to worry […]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisors voted unanimously to approve the use of Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children aged six months to five years old. Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer at Akron Children’s helps answer questions parents may have about the vaccine for this age group. What should parents know about […]
Believe it or not, now is the best time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15% to 20% of the time one is found — it gives providers plenty of time to address it […]
How kids think and feel about themselves begins at a young age. It’s not easy to combat the negative effects of a media culture obsessed with beauty and body image, but parents can help by not overemphasizing looks at home. According to Dr. Crystal Cole of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital parents […]