It’s been just over 10 years since we joined the YouTube community by posting our first video on Dec. 9, 2008 called “We Believe” to the Akron Children’s channel. Since then, we’ve been made to feel right at home as our 2,144 videos have generated 22,337,039 views. Here are your 10 favorite videos!
1. Pertussis (Whooping cough) – 993,995 views
March 21, 2014 – Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis still kills thousands of people throughout the world each year. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Michael Forbes, an intensivist in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention. Watch below or here.
2. Expert weighs in on how to calm fears over flu shot injections among kids – 967,847 views
September 16, 2016 – DeAnne Bunevich, a child life specialist at the Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus, offers tips for helping kids get their shots in light of the CDC’s recommendation against using the flu mist. Watch below or here.
3. Tics and Tourette syndrome – 634,422 views
December 8, 2016 – While it takes more than the blink of an eye or a nervous twitch, in the right combinations, these simple movements could indicate that a child has a tic disorder. In this Children’s Channel video, Katrina Lindsay, PhD, NCSP, a pediatric psychologist at the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of these chronic conditions. Watch below or here.
4. The dangers of e cigs and juuling – 537,513 views
June 18, 2018 – Dr. Jonathan P. Winickcoff discusses the effects that vaping can have on teens. He was the featured speaker at an event held by Akron Children’s Hospital. Watch below or here.
5. Healthy breakfast recipes kids will love – 515,179 views
August 18, 2018 – Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, shares some healthy, delicious breakfast alternatives for kids. Watch below or here.
6. Childhood speech and language delays – 334,058 views
February 23, 2009 – Learn the common causes and indications of speech and language delays, the importance of early intervention, and tips to promote your child’s speech and language development. Watch below or here.
7. Sleep training for infants – 193,056 views
March 5, 2018 – Is it okay to let your baby “cry it out” when you put them to bed? In this Children’s Channel video, Jamie Travis, PhD, a pediatric psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some strategies to help infants – and their parents – get a good night’s sleep. Watch below or here.
8. Family operation – 176,227 views
June 14, 2016 – Dr. Pat Riley, Jr., not only shares his father’s name, he is also carrying on the family tradition of providing excellent pediatric orthopedic surgical care to the latest generation of patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. Is that the best Father’s Day gift, or what?! Watch below or here.
9. Child saves family from fire – 145,791 views
October 19, 2011 – Eleven-year-old Jeffrey Radcliffe is being treated for a back injury at Akron Children’s Hospital following a leap from a second-story window of his burning house. He also warned his parents of the growing flames from the early-morning blaze. Watch below or here.
10. Hookah smoking – 149,440 views
September 11, 2014 – It’s hip, it’s trendy and it smells nice, but hookah pipe smoking is just as dangerous as cigarettes. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Rajeev Bhatia, a pediatric pulmonologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the hazards and myths surrounding the use of this elegant device. Watch below or here.