In May, Adrienne “Adda” Ashcraft sustained a concussion and didn’t know it. The Hoban cheerleader was playing football with a group of high school football players. “I got the ball,” she said. “My friend grabbed me and threw me over his shoulder. My head was down his back, like a sack of potatoes. He started […]
Archives for September 2013
The flicker and roar of a bonfire on a cool fall night is often the stuff of childhood memories — pleasant ones if a little common sense is used when building and enjoying the fire. In this Children’s Channel video podcast, Becky Mundy, RN, a burn center education coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some […]
A small plastic card and a few tips might be all you need to keep your baby from being accidentally scaled during bath time. For Baby Safety Month, Akron Children’s is offering a free bathwater temperature tester.
Well-known sports nutritionist Nancy Clark recently reviewed a few surveys and studies taken in the last month and announced some important points on what’s best for fueling an athlete. The topics ranged from protein supplements to common diet deficiencies in athletes to hydration best practices.
Playtime gives children more than the opportunity to use their imaginations and learn. It also reduces a child’s pain after a surgical procedure, according to recent research.
With so many medical terms and unfamiliar jargon, patient families can have a hard time understanding exactly what the doctor is saying – especially if English is not the parents’ first language. A special group of people, medical interpreters, helps these families understand their children’s diagnoses and treatment plans. Akron Children’s Hospital is celebrating our […]