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11 ways to help your child deal with springtime allergies

Approximately 1 in 5 children and adults suffer from springtime allergies.

After an especially harsh winter in Ohio, spring is finally here. Yet, all those pretty blooms can cause ugly problems for your child – in the form of springtime allergies.

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 […]

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.

Famous Idaho® Potato Truck Visits Akron Children’s

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A visit from the Famous Idaho® Potato Truck was an eye-opening experience for patients, families and employees at Akron Children’s Hospital. Children and adults alike giggled, stared and pulled out their phones to capture the sight of a 12,000 pound potato in front of Akron Children’s Hospital on Monday, July 29. This larger-than-life spud rolled […]

Razing of Child Guidance Building: Building on the Promise (Video)

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The former home of Child Guidance services in Akron (OH) was razed over several days in late April 2013 to help make way for a $200 million expansion of Akron Children’s Hospital.

Pretty poisons: Harmful substances that look good enough to eat (Video)

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Detergent “pods” that look like marshmallows and gummy vitamins that are identical to their candy counterparts are part of a growing number of potential poisons that – to a child – may look good enough to eat.