Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for poor health and chronic medical problems as they grow into adulthood. Akron Children’s Healthy Active Living program team sheds light on childhood obesity, COVID-19’s impact on the problem and what we as parents can do to help curb a widening obesity epidemic. Why is childhood obesity on the […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Akron Children’s Heart Center has taken another step forward on its mission to mend all kids’ “broken” hearts. Pediatric Cardiologist and Director of Akron Children’s Pediatric Arrhythmia Center John Clark, MD, and his team have adapted a common cardiac ablation procedure, traditionally used to treat abnormally fast heart rhythms, to now also treat areas of […]
The Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC) brings together 5 pediatric specialties under one roof to deliver the best outcomes and quality of life for children affected by neurological and developmental disorders. For Joey Ricci, now 18, the NDSC is where his health journey began. At 6 months old, Joey still wasn’t thriving, and tests […]
While sitting in a meeting of the Surgical Value Optimization Committee, pediatric dentist Dr. Jeff Berlin began doodling in his notebook. But this wasn’t just your average doodling to pass the time. “The committee was working on a universal surgical quality project around reducing opioid prescribing post surgeries,” he said. “We talked about creating order […]
Before COVID-19, parents wouldn’t think twice about sending kids to school with a sniffle and some tissues. Now, deciding whether a stuffy nose is from pollen or the onset of COVID-19 is a real concern for families. “Allergies are very prevalent in the general population. It is not uncommon for patients to experience various nasal […]
As guidance on COVID-19 continues to change, experts agree that focusing on the things we can control is the best medicine for preventing illness and asthma episodes this flu season. Guidance on asthma: Now is a good time to review your child’s asthma action plan with a provider and make sure you have the right medications to […]