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How to help your child cope with back-to-school anxiety

Helping children cope with school anxiety

School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.

NICU nurse honored for dedication, caring attitude

Rita Vitale, RN, teaches a new mom different massage techniques on her son, Giovanni, in the NICU.

Rita Vitale, RN, strives to involve parents in the care of their baby and to keep the NICU safe. Recently, she was honored with the Faces of Care Award for her dedication to her patients, families and co-workers.

Racing for Kids revs up smiles

Race car driver Ed Carpenter and Fire Hawk visit with patient William and his brother.

Patients at Akron Children’s Hospital were delighted to receive a visit from IndyCar Series veteran driver Ed Carpenter and Fire Hawk through Racing for Kids.

Giving the gift of life through blood donation

Thomas was nervous to donate blood for the first time.

When Angela Eaton was 9 years old, her mother was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Throughout the years, she required many blood transfusions and two kidney transplants. As Eaton grew up, she knew she wanted to help her mom and others like her in any way possible. As soon as she was eligible, she went […]

Building bridges: Language Access grows to meet demand for services

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Language Access interpreters have one goal: making healthcare at Akron Children’s Hospital accessible to all families, regardless of their cultural background or the language they speak.

Bigger than stranger danger: Social media and teens

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How are parents supposed to monitor activity and protect their teens from online predators when using social media?