There are many possible causes of joint pain in children, but if it is starting to affect their day-to-day activities, it may be time to visit the doctor. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs of joint pain and how it […]
For a child dealing with a chronic health condition, or facing a lengthy recovery from injury, water can offer the freedom and flexibility needed to help speed their healing. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares these and other benefits of aquatic therapy.
My son Colton spent the first 72 hours of his life wearing a cool cap in the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He was born with cerebral palsy as a result of an umbilical cord accident. He was in the NICU for a total of 36 days, and we have been coming […]
Even though Sophia was still groggy from the anesthesia she received during her oral surgery, recovery unit nurse Erin Baranek, RN, was still able to make quite an impression. “We had the most amazing nurse,” said Katie Thompson, Sophia’s mom. “She went above and beyond her duties to make my sweet girl comfortable and felt […]
There were plenty of boys and ghouls featured in our October “In the Moment” photos. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. From classic to creative, our staff went over-the-top for Halloween. They had fun and, most importantly, made […]
The first frost brings a measure of relief for allergy sufferers. Ragweed is no more, as well as the blowing leaves that stir up molds and other allergens. But when the holidays arrive, there will be a new round of allergy triggers to keep your child coughing and sneezing. Holiday foods. Take precautions at holiday […]