The Safe Mobility Project, a collaboration between Akron Children’s Hospital and the Goodyear Foundation, recently awarded driving school scholarships to six teens who attend North High School and East Community Learning Center (CLC) in Akron, Ohio. The scholarships are for $400 and will cover each student’s enrollment at an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)-approved […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Highland High grad is 9th member of her family to participate in Charity Ball
Madeline (Maddy) Silver is looking forward to making her debut as one of the debutantes being presented in this year’s 119th Akron Children’s Hospital Charity Ball, a cotillion that recognizes and honors the participating families for their commitment to the hospital and the community. Akron Children’s is close to the Silver family’s heart because Maddy […]
COVID-19 pandemic and other factors lead to resurgence of childhood obesity
Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for poor health and chronic medical problems as they grow into adulthood. Akron Children’s Healthy Active Living program team sheds light on childhood obesity, COVID-19’s impact on the problem and what we as parents can do to help curb a widening obesity epidemic. Why is childhood obesity on the […]
Dr. John Clark adapts heart procedure to treat more arrhythmia conditions — all with zero radiation
Akron Children’s Heart Center has taken another step forward on its mission to mend all kids’ “broken” hearts. Pediatric Cardiologist and Director of Akron Children’s Pediatric Arrhythmia Center John Clark, MD, and his team have adapted a common cardiac ablation procedure, traditionally used to treat abnormally fast heart rhythms, to now also treat areas of […]
Innovation Center commercializes doctor’s invention for medication reminders
While sitting in a meeting of the Surgical Value Optimization Committee, pediatric dentist Dr. Jeff Berlin began doodling in his notebook. But this wasn’t just your average doodling to pass the time. “The committee was working on a universal surgical quality project around reducing opioid prescribing post surgeries,” he said. “We talked about creating order […]
Allergies or COVID-19: How to tell the difference?
Before COVID-19, parents wouldn’t think twice about sending kids to school with a sniffle and some tissues. Now, deciding whether a stuffy nose is from pollen or the onset of COVID-19 is a real concern for families. “Allergies are very prevalent in the general population. It is not uncommon for patients to experience various nasal […]