How do children cope after experiencing a traumatic event like a car accident or gun violence? Are there symptoms that can be identified to prevent post-traumatic stress in kids? Questions like these have motivated a team of researchers at Akron Children’s Hospital and Kent State University for more than 20 years. While their body of […]
Parents and grandparents, pushing strollers, hauling backpacks and holding the hands of little ones, joined with dozens of nurses and other staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for a one-of-a-kind reunion Sunday at Akron Children’s Hospital.It was the first-ever PICU reunion, a special day to reconnect for families and staff, far removed from […]
Some degree of anxiety is healthy and normal for children and adults alike. Anxiety can help motivate us to prepare for an exam or keep us on guard in potentially dangerous situations. It becomes a problem when the fears are unrealistic or irrational and cause a high level of distress that interferes with daily life.