Wind chills below freezing, long periods of time spent outside, wet clothing and exposed skin can all increase a child’s risk for frostbite, frostnip and other cold weather concerns. “Frostbite is a skin injury that occurs when the skin and body tissues freeze,” said Rebecca Mundy, a nurse and burn education coordinator at Akron Children’s […]
Winning is exhilarating. There’s no feeling quite like it when your team’s playing well and beating the competition. Unfortunately, it’s not always fun and games. As with anything in life, losing and some amount of stress are part of almost any competitive sports program. Maybe it’s pressure from the coach or a parent expecting you […]
What happens when ear tubes fall out or move? When should they fall out? What if there’s mucus, blood or other drainage and leakage issues?
Burns are one of the most painful injuries to treat and require specialized treatment in a center, such as Akron Children’s Hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. Akron Children’s researchers discovered a method for growing human skin in a laboratory in 1974, and that commitment to offering patients state-of-the-art burn care continues nearly […]
Summertime is synonymous with swimming, baseball, parades, and, of course, fireworks to celebrate our nation’s birthday. As we near July Fourth, many communities are planning big fireworks displays, while families are hoping their backyard celebrations go off with a big bang. But with all eyes on the sky, Akron Children’s Director of the Paul and […]
In the fall or 2020, we introduced you to Kamryn who was hoping to celebrate her first birthday and first anniversary of no pain episodes due to her sickle cell disease. On Sickle Cell Awareness Day, we’re happy to report she was able to celebrate both! While COVID-19 kept many of us from doing ordinary things, it […]