Falling snow can be a tempting sight for kids suffering from cabin fever, but parents need to pay close attention to the falling temperatures that may accompany a fresh winterscape. Wind chills below freezing, long periods of time spent outside, wet clothing and exposed skin can all increase a child’s risk for frostbite, frostnip and other […]
Deb Hutsler, manager of nutrition services, has built her career at Akron Children’s around the philosophy that good nutrition heals the body. It’s informed the way Deb assesses and manages the nutritional care of thousands of pediatric and adult patients. By ensuring their nutritional needs are met, Deb has made it easier for patients and […]
Cindy Bennett-Brown, pediatric and adult nurse practitioner, has always had two speeds: fast and off. Cindy’s mother, a nurse who worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital, recognized early on that Cindy liked the “adrenaline rush” she got from being where the action is, especially through sports. After Cindy graduated from nursing school, Akron Children’s burn center […]
Summer can be a rough season for burn survivors. Hot weather necessitates shorts and bathing suits, revealing enduring burn scars for all to see. Endless questions and stares ensue, causing burn victims to relive a traumatic experience again and again. This is the first summer since J’Michael Austin, 12, was severely burned last September, but […]
For as long as Deb Young, Ask Children’s nurse in Children’s After Hours, can remember, she’s been captivated by babies of all kinds. Her mother recognized her softheartedness, allowing Deb to bring home stray kittens, rescue abandoned baby birds and bunnies and care for the neighbor’s younger children. By the time Deb graduated from high […]
Fire Truck Day is a long standing tradition of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Camp as fire trucks from all over the region gather at Portage Lakes State Park to make a giant splash and suds party for children who’ve been treated in Akron Children’s burn center.