During a hospital visit, painful procedures such as needle pokes for drawing blood or starting an IV can be stressful for patients of any age. Young children who do not understand what is happening may squirm or try to pull away, making the procedure even more difficult and stressful for everyone involved. At Akron Children’s, […]
“Sickle cell is like an enemy that never left.” – Tae Money’s “SickleCell Strong.” Seventeen-year-old Ja’Vionte “Tae Money” Allen draws inspiration from his personal battle with sickle cell disease in his lyrics, but much of his drive to pursue a career as a rap artist comes from encouragement from his nurses at Akron Children’s Hospital. […]
Developed to help adults quit smoking, Juuls and other e-cigarettes are finding an audience in teens who are experimenting with nicotine for the first time. In this Children’s Channel video, Crystal Cole, MD, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the impact these devices may be having on young adults.
KeyBank Foundation has awarded $1 million over five years to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity (ASCEND) Program. The ASCEND Program works to improve nursing diversity. A recent study from the National County of State Boards of Nursing found that 93% of Registered Nurses are female, and 83% are […]
Akron Children’s understands the importance of communication and information sharing between your doctors. Not only does it enable providers to get to the heart of the matter more quickly, but most importantly, it also results in improved health for patients. That’s why Akron Children’s recently released new functionality in MyChart called Share Everywhere. After all, […]
Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. Many loving and caring parents don’t appreciate the […]