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Lebron James receives warm welcome back from hospital patients, staff (VIDEO)

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The patients and staff at Akron Children’s Hospital aren’t shy when it comes to expressing how they feel about LeBron James’ return to northeast Ohio. Welcome home!

Safe toys help kids play on (VIDEO)

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From a well-worn, hand-me-down teddy bear to the latest building blocks set, parents should carefully inspect toys before they make it into the playroom. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, offers this and several other tips to help ensure a child’s safety at playtime.

Supervision, common sense help kids keep their heads above water (VIDEO)

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Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, stresses the importance of supervision when children are near water, as well as several other strategies to help keep kids safely in the swim.

Distracted drivers aren’t getting the message (Video)

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At highway speeds, a car travels more than a football field in the time it takes a driver to send the average text message. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses texting and other distractions that create life-threatening situations for drivers and passengers alike.

How to tell if your child is ready to stay home alone (Video)

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When are children old enough to be left home alone? This is the question facing many parents as their children near their teen years and are looking for a little more independence.

Car seats protect your precious cargo (VIDEO)

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When used properly, child car restraints have been proven to reduce injury or death by as much as 82 percent. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the types of car seats available, as well as their appropriate use.