Bringing a baby into the world can bring joy, but during a global pandemic, it can also bring a lot of questions. Long-time pediatrician, Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Beachwood, breaks down new parents’ most pressing questions to help calm fears and ease worries. Is my baby’s development on track? Every […]
Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.
The good news is there’s no need to worry as long as she takes a daily multivitamin, right? Wrong. “Vitamins and other supplements are not a replacement for healthy eating,” said Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro, a pediatrician at Locust Pediatric Group. “And, don’t expect vitamins to undo any nutritional no-no’s, such as fast food or convenience foods.” […]
By the time Alice Balasco, laboratory data analyst, completed high school, she knew she wanted to work in a laboratory. Alice’s neighbor was a lab manager at a community hospital and helped her get a part-time job in the lab washing glassware. The experience exposed Alice to the vital role laboratory professionals play in health […]
Matt Hirsch, regional facilities engineer, goes by many titles at Akron Children’s: maintenance engineer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician, plumber, electrician and “fix-it” guy. When he began doing off-site maintenance work, he added a new title: ambassador. “Six years ago, the regional facilities role was created at Children’s,” Matt said. “Bill Considine (Akron […]
Technology has offered us new ways to connect with friends and family, and it’s also providing families with another way to get to know a primary care provider. Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group now offer free provider interviews via telehealth. “We know choosing the right primary care provider for a […]