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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.

Noah’s Hope event raises funds for telemedicine program in Tuscarawas County

Doug and Kristen Shoup have redefined hope for child abuse victims in Tuscarawas County. In 2007, they created Noah’s Hope to raise awareness about child abuse, promote prevention and be a voice for victims. The organization honors the Shoup’s son, Noah, who died from injuries he received while in the care of a babysitter.

LOPen visitors help cancer patients find strength

Jaiden was all smiles when singer Ryan Cabrera celebrated his birthday with him.

Our cancer and blood disorders patients enjoyed special visits last week from celebrities in town participating in the 12th annual LOPen Charity Events, which has raised more than $400,000 for our programs since it began.

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.