Hunter Withrow had 2 encounters with Akron Children’s Hospital’s Air Bear® medical transport helicopter within a few weeks last year. The first experience he remembers; the second he doesn’t. The first was a Memorial Day weekend event in Wooster. People were able to meet the crew and look inside the helicopter during one of Air […]
As children grow older and gain more independence, the question of whether they can be left home alone isn’t far behind. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, reviews age, maturity, safety and other factors that will help parents make the best choice for their […]
The very nature of the word “crisis” means you cannot plan for it and it can happen anytime or anywhere. But, for 10 years now, parents of children in a mental or behavioral health crisis know help is just a phone call or ER visit away. A mental health assessment and referral service, Psychiatric Intake […]
Quick action is key during a serious allergic reaction. That’s why, kind of like a fire drill, it’s smart to occasionally review the instructions your doctor gave you and run through the steps you would take in an emergency. And, there’s no better time than now to brush up on your skills. “Allergy emergencies can […]
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, I accompanied my daughter and her 2-year-old son to the ED of our local adult hospital. Tony had experienced a rather severe dog bite at his babysitter’s house.
In the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the importance of pre-season sports physicals. But players are not the only ones preparing for the fall season, high-school trainers are as well. New to the training schedule this year is getting prepared for what we call mass casualty situations. SWAT teams are being brought into […]