Akron Children’s collaborated with Safe Kids Summit County and Summit County Public Health to present the 2nd Annual Baby Shower for high-risk expectant mothers recently.
At highway speeds, a car travels more than a football field in the time it takes a driver to send the average text message. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses texting and other distractions that create life-threatening situations for drivers and passengers alike.
When are children old enough to be left home alone? This is the question facing many parents as their children near their teen years and are looking for a little more independence.
When used properly, child car restraints have been proven to reduce injury or death by as much as 82 percent. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the types of car seats available, as well as their appropriate use.
Nairmeen Haller remembers the long days in Akron Children’s critical care unit and the uncertainty of knowing the long-term health of her then 2-year-old son, David, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006.
Akron Children’s and Safe Kids Summit County gave away 300 bike helmets during the Diamond Classic for Kids charity baseball game May 16, which benefited Akron Children’s School Health Services.