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 […]
Families who see specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Beeghly campus will find newly expanded outpatient space in Building A on their next visits. The newly completed 9,300 square feet at the hospital, located at 6505 Market St., features 20 exam rooms, three assessment rooms and staff work space. There is also a room set up […]
It was the happiest Jeremiah Skaggs-Bradley has ever been after getting a blood draw. And the 5-year-old from Warren has had his share of anxiety-ridden needle experiences. “It’s so bad. It’s horrible. It breaks my heart and sometimes I have to leave the room,” his mother, Melinda Skaggs, said about her son’s typical blood draw […]
Jessa Davis landed in the hospital at just 3 weeks old because she stopped breathing. She’s been admitted to the hospital 11 times in just under 2 and a half years of life with at least 1 more planned admission this year. She’s seen multiple specialists in Akron Children’s departments including ENT, gastroenterology, endocrinology, Rehabilitative […]
Milk may do a body good, but it’s not the only way to balance a child’s diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Marko Paulic, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of milk, as well as some alternatives that may offer the same nutritional support.
If you “know the drill,” you understand what needs to be done without having to be told. Yet, with the cold and flu season in full force, it doesn’t hurt to get a few reminders about how to handle sick days – even if you think you know what to do. The fact that your […]