Prom and end of school year can be stressful for teens


In the weeks leading up to prom and the end of the school year, Akron Children’s Hospital’s mental health providers often see an uptick in calls, appointments and hospital admissions.

Sickle cell patients need community support at Be a Lifesaver event May 30

Ava and Olivia

Megan Lancaster, of Canton, has adorable twins, Ava and Olivia. At 14 months, they’re crawling and cruising, trying hard to become toddlers. They are healthy for now. But having been diagnosed with sickle cell disease just after birth, the little girls could have their first painful, sickle cell health emergency any time now. Like all […]

Some bunny loves our patients

With a hop, skip and jump, the Easter Bunny visited patients at Akron Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, bringing smiles to everyone she encountered.

Purple Power creates conversation about epilepsy

Akron Children's neurology team displays Purple Power for epilepsy awareness

Purple shirts. Purple ties. Purple scrubs, sweaters and dresses. Akron Children’s neurology and neurodevelopmental science team celebrated Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to build awareness for epilepsy.

Lady Grizzlies rally around Miles, Akron Children’s

Wadsworth High School girls' basketball team

A love of sports, Akron Children’s Hospital and, of course, their 22-month-old son, Miles, led Megan and Mark Postak to organize a 2-day high school girls’ basketball classic at Wadsworth High School that raised $6,430 for Akron Children’s myelo clinic.

It’s all about girl power at Turner Syndrome Conference

Turner syndrome conference

Girls from age 6 to young adulthood came from near and far to Akron Children’s Turner Syndrome Conference to learn more about their health and become empowered patients.