akronchildrens.org

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)

blog-thumb

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.

Supervision, common sense keeps kids safe around windows – (VIDEO)

blog-thumb

A window opening of only 5 inches can be a fall hazard for a curious toddler. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers tips to help keep kids safe as windows open to welcome the warmer weather.

Epilepsy doesn’t rule my daughters

94-AngelandI

Two of my four daughters have epilepsy and received their care from Akron Children’s neurology center. They are both determined and intelligent young ladies who are creative in how they “do life.”

Education, lifestyle are keys to managing diabetes (VIDEO)

blog-thumb

Whether by birth or by lifestyle, diabetes has become a growing concern for children in the United States. In this video, Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment and possible prevention of this chronic disease.

Dry air causes most nosebleeds (VIDEO)

nosebleed-child-boy

Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to tip your head forward when you have a nosebleed. In this video, Dr. Corrie Stofcho, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers this tip and other strategies to stop nosebleeds, as well as prevent them from happening.