Glaucoma isn’t just for older adults, kids can get it, too. Children can inherit it from a parent, or they could develop it from an injury, disease, eye surgery or medication side effect. It’s rare for kids to have glaucoma, but for those that do get it there’s good news. While there’s no cure for […]
Stress and anxiety: How can I help my child cope?
Stress is a natural part of life. Everyone feels stress at times—even kids—and occasional anxiety is a normal reaction to the stress we feel. Kids may be stressed or worried about school or grades, juggling responsibilities and activities, problems with friends, or moving schools. They might even feel stress at home with the loss of […]
4 easy steps to teaching your child to swallow a pill
Are you struggling to teach your child how to swallow a pill? Maybe even mashed pills in applesauce or diluted them in soda? While it can be very frustrating and sometimes yield little results, pill swallowing is an important skill kids need to learn. While medicines can come in liquid or chewable form, there are […]
How to talk to your child about sex and reproductive health
While there’s no set age to begin talking with your child about sex and reproductive health, establishing a foundation early in life is a good idea. Start by teaching kids to use correct anatomical names for their genitals when they are toddlers. Also, teach them who should and shouldn’t be able to see certain parts […]
Social media’s impact on body image
The effects of social media on body image and disordered eating among adolescents are becoming clear, so it’s important for parents to be aware and take steps to blunt the negative influences. That’s the message from Dr. Crystal Cole of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. New studies are showing a pronounced […]
The ups and downs of teen emotions and how to help
It’s not easy for adults to manage their emotions, so imagine how difficult it is for kids. In the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Crystal Cole not only tends to physical health needs of her patients. At times, she helps them understand their feelings. Her patients are at an emotionally vulnerable […]
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