Akron Children’s Hospital’s work with St. Damien Hospital in Haiti takes center stage in a new film being shown at the 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival. The 59-minute film, called “Open Hearts,” can be streamed for $10 from April 8 to 20. Of that, a $1 donation goes to the nonprofit MedWish. You can watch […]
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.
While playgrounds offer kids vital physical, cognitive and social interaction crucial for their development, they also offer an opportunity for injuries. As kids race back to playgrounds, here are 10 tips to help keep them safe – from germs and injuries. 1. Know the park rules. Before heading out, and to avoid disappointment, review updates from […]
Earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state of Ohio would lower the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to all children 16 and older on Monday, March 29. With almost 15% of the population fully vaccinated and nearly 25% with at least one shot — and the numbers climbing daily — is this our […]
The FirstEnergy Foundation has awarded Akron Children’s Hospital a $50,000 grant to help increase access to health care for children throughout northeast Ohio via telehealth technology. In addition, a portion of the funds will also be used to support the Akron Children’s Employee Hardship Fund to help the hospital’s employees facing financial challenges. The grant […]
Spring is in the air and so are seasonal allergens. Before COVID-19, parents wouldn’t think twice about sending kids to school with a sniffle and some tissues but, now, deciding whether a stuffy nose is from pollen or the onset of COVID-19 is a real concern for families as spring begins to bloom. “Allergies are […]
Remote learning has brought out the best and worst in many of us this past year – I can’t focus in this house. Where’s the mute button! – as parents became teachers and kids became virtual students. At the start, there were some tears and frustration as everyone adjusted but now, a year later, some […]