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Akron Children’s sees rise in respiratory infections

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A spike in acute respiratory illness in children seems to be coinciding with the back-to-school season, and a small number of cases have been more severe.

Going ‘over the edge’ for a great cause

No turning back now for Dr. Robert McGregor.

Two members of Akron Children’s leadership team channeled Spiderman today as they rappelled down 22 stories of the PNC Center in downtown Akron – all for a good cause.

Shawn Lyden, executive vice president, and Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer, went “Over the Edge” for the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities, an organization Akron Children’s has worked closely with in providing care for many patients over the years.

Calling young athletes: Lace up and take a stand against childhood cancer

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and young athletes across the country are showing their support of kids touched by cancer by wearing special gold laces.

Mom, Dad … are you ready for back-to-school?

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The back-to-school countdown begins. In the next week or so, the kids will be heading back to their classrooms. Are they ready? Are you ready? Follow Akron Children’s checklist and prevent lots of that last-minute stress.

A girl & her dog: This dynamic duo fights back against diabetes

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Like any person with type 1 diabetes, Brianna Carr experiences quick changes in her blood sugar levels. The otherwise healthy, active 12 year old has her parents, Brad and Heather, and her medical team to help monitor her illness. She also has Rosie, a yellow Labrador retriever trained to recognize and alert others whenever Brianna’s blood sugar becomes too high or too low.

Sen. Rob Portman spearheads legislation to benefit burn centers like Akron Children’s

Sen. Rob Portman makes a connection with a patient during his visit.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, concerned about the financial health of the country’s burn centers, including the 8 in Ohio, introduced a bill to modernize the federal definition of trauma to include burn injuries.