Burns are one of the most painful injuries to treat and require specialized treatment in a center, such as Akron Children’s Hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. Akron Children’s researchers discovered a method for growing human skin in a laboratory in 1974, and that commitment to offering patients state-of-the-art burn care continues nearly […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Nearly 18 months before the planned start of construction of a $30-plus million Beeghly campus emergency department addition, a major lean initiative kicked off with a goal of shaving 15 percent off the estimated project costs. At its heart was a full-scale cardboard mock-up of the space in a former Kmart Super Store temporarily rented […]
On June 23, Akron Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the International Institute, held a portable crib and car seat distribution event at the Village of San Tomasso, a 50-unit family housing development for refugee resettlement in the North Hill section of Akron. According to Heather Wuensch, director of community benefit, advocacy and outreach, the hospital’s […]
Akron Children’s Hospital has long been a proponent of kangaroo care, a practice used in our NICUs to promote healthy development and help parents feel more connected to their babies. When Pampers decided to do a contest in mid-May called a Kangaroo-a-thon to encourage extra kangaroo care in 4 NICUs across the country, Akron Children’s […]
For decades, ice has been used to reduce pain and swelling in muscle injuries and now recently published research by Akron Children’s Hospital has found the same to be true for concussions. “We’re encouraged by the results of our cooling after concussion in teenage athletes pilot study that found cooling the neck and head areas […]
The reasons for keeping your teen’s COVID-19 vaccination card go beyond just fodder for posting selfies on social media. Proof of your child’s vaccination status could be important for future social activities, medical reasons and even streamlining potential booster shots. Whether it’s attending in-person class on campus, entertainment venues or traveling, proof of your children’s […]