Akron Children’s Hospital has completed the second and third phases of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion of Rehabilitative Services, one of the hospital’s busiest departments with children of all ages participating in audiology, speech, occupational and physical therapy. The new space, which opened to patients Dec. 6, dramatically refreshens and brightens a large portion […]
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.
Imagine you’re a new parent. Your son, just a few days old, goes to his first doctor’s visit. As the doctor examines your newborn, a look of concern crosses over her face, and she tells you that your baby will need a follow-up appointment to have an ultrasound of his spine. At that moment, your […]
RSV cases continue to run rampant in our communities and many parts of the country. The common virus causes mild cold-like symptoms with thick mucus and a lingering cough in adults and older children, but it can be very dangerous for young children. In fact, RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is responsible for nearly 80,000 […]
As parents, it’s important to keep an open, honest and nonjudgmental dialogue about important aspects of our teen’s life, and, yes, that includes social media. But Brooks Collins-Gaines, a mental health therapist in Akron Children’s Lois and John Orr Behavioral Health Center, warns parents to not only focus on the bad — and the ugly […]
One of the risks of playing sports is getting hurt. Obviously, some sports are more dangerous than others, but unfortunately, latest research shows ACL injuries are on the rise among young athletes. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), ACL tears in kids ages 6 to 18 have increased about 2.3 percent each year […]
Anyone with young athletes at home knows how quickly daily schedules fill up. To help kids balance school, sports and fun, Allyson Weldon, PhD, sports psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital suggests teaching kids time management early so they are better at it as they grow. “Time management is a hard skill for many people to […]