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Healthy holiday eating can be a piece of cake … or not (VIDEO)

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From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.

Palliative Care vs. Hospice: Understanding the differences

Logan Keith of Akron shares a fun moment with his mom, Laura. Logan is a patient in the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center. He continues to amaze his doctors and his family with his recovery from a devastating brain injury.

Many people are now more familiar with the words palliative care and hospice, but there’s often confusion about what they are and how they’re different. In honor of this month, which celebrates and spreads awareness about hospice and palliative care, we’ve created this Q & A.

Enjoy the thrills, avoid the spills, this Halloween (VIDEO)

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Halloween is the one time of year when it’s necessary – even fashionable – for parents to have eyes in the back of their heads. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, EMT-P, EMS-I, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County, discusses ways to keep little boys and ghouls from […]

A day in the life of a speech-language pathologist

Speech pathologist Shelly Vaughn with NICU patient Birce

As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Shelly Vaughn’s services are in high demand. Today, she’s at the Akron campus where her diverse skill set allows her to see a preemie in the NICU for feeding therapy and a teenager struggling with stuttering, all in the same day. On Wednesdays, she does outpatient […]

Emily Parkinson is Scoliosis Strong

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Emily Parkinson turned her deep thoughts, wisdom and experiences since being diagnosed with scoliosis 3 years ago into a piece of art that’s an inspiration to others. The poster, entitled Scoliosis Strong, is a series of encouraging words wrapped around a picture of an S-shaped spine, representing the curve of her own backbone.

Toddler thriving, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital

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My son, Carter, was born 12 weeks early on June 13, 2012. He was airlifted from MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield to Akron Children’s Hospital. I didn’t have any complications during my pregnancy and we don’t know why he was born prematurely.