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Thanks for the top-notch customer service and terrific staff

Bowe family

I serve as the superintendent of a public school system in NE Ohio. My daughters both have been treated at Akron Children’s, but for the first time one of them needed a minor surgery. I can’t begin to tell you how kind, caring, and knowledgeable every single person we met was. It was truly exceptional.

Team effort makes pneumonia and respiratory distress stay easier

rylan

I wanted to say thank you to all the staff. My daughter was in the hospital for 4 days with pneumonia and respiratory distress.

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 […]