Long before she was hired as a float nurse in 2002, Vickie Webb, senior nursing performance improvement coordinator, roamed the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital as both a pediatric patient and teen volunteer (who were called Candy Stripers back then for the red-and-white striped smock they wore). Now, as she prepares to retire from her […]
Tips for choosing a summer sitter
With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, parents of school-age kids are making childcare plans for the summer months. If you work full time, part-time or just need occasional help, it can be daunting to find the right fit for your family. That’s why getting recommendations from people you trust can help with […]
Is there danger lurking in your backyard?
Trampolines seem so great. They get kids off the screens, outdoors and exercising, all in the comfort of your own backyard. How could something that makes them so happy and active be bad? But there’s a dark side to trampolines. They have a bad reputation in pediatric emergency rooms because there’s so many ways to […]
Staying home: Dangers may be lurking in even the most innocent spaces in your house
With schools and daycare centers closed for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are spending more time at home than ever. Staying home is the best way to flatten the curve, but is your home safely prepared for having kids around 24/7? Heather Trnka, coordinator of the Safe Kids Coalition at Akron Children’s Hospital, […]