For more than 125 years, Akron Children’s Hospital has seen first-hand the benefits of those who give to our hospital. From sharing a smile or a stuffed animal with a child before surgery to building a space that brings innovative care to more children, we know gifts come in all shapes and sizes. We also […]
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.
As young people return to public spaces and social situations, an Akron Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist cautions parents and caregivers to be mindful of new stressors that trigger anxiety-related responses. “With any age child, the anxiety can present with undesired behaviors, including significant tantrums,” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. “It is important […]
This past year has been anything but easy for parents and families alike. With an ongoing pandemic, there’s no better time than now to begin practicing self-care and wellness strategies to promote resilience in children. Resilience teaches kids the skills to cope, how to recover from hardships with confidence and optimism, and better prepares them […]
Today, nearly 2 million kids nationwide live in homes with unlocked, loaded guns, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Not to mention, gun sales have increased amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no doubt gun safety is paramount — perhaps now more than ever. Parents may not realize the risk of serious injury […]
No doubt, the pandemic has set us back in the fight against weight gain. Many children — like adults — packed on extra pounds this past year. Organized sports, extracurriculars and play dates were cancelled, playgrounds closed, daily routines relaxed and kids home with more time for screens. Combine these factors and you end up […]
Earth Day may come once a year, but green practices for a cleaner, safer, healthier environment is at the forefront each and every day at Akron Children’s. The hospital has made it a priority to implement green building initiatives, reduce energy demands, recycle and limit pollution to promote a healthier planet for our employees, patients […]