On June 23, Akron Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the International Institute, held a portable crib and car seat distribution event at the Village of San Tomasso, a 50-unit family housing development for refugee resettlement in the North Hill section of Akron. According to Heather Wuensch, director of community benefit, advocacy and outreach, the hospital’s […]
And no, it’s not childhood cancer. The biggest threat of childhood is unintentional injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9.2 million people ages 0-19 are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. There’s a lot we can do to prevent accidents and injuries. Keeping Childhood Alive by Saying […]
While plush toys and pillows look cozy in the crib, they may also contribute to an unsafe sleep environment. In this Children’s Channel video podcast, Sherry Blair, an injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares tips to help parents ensure a sound night’s sleep for the newest member of their family.
Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. Many loving and caring parents don’t appreciate the […]