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Have you had ‘The Conversation?’ Ellen Goodman speaks about the importance of end-of-life conversations

Ellen Goodman

During her keynote speech at the annual Palette of Faith conference, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ellen Goodman spoke about the conversation family members should have with loved ones about end-of-life care preferences well before they are in a medical crisis and unable to speak for themselves.

Cancer survivors experience A Prom to Remember

Cancer survivors enjoy A Prom to Remember

The rain didn’t seem to dampen the excitement as 75 young women and men made their way to limos parked outside Akron Children’s Considine Professional Building last Friday. They were headed to downtown Cleveland and A Prom to Remember, an annual event for pediatric cancer patients from Akron Children’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic and their guests.

Epilepsy took its toll, but Maddie’s future is now bright

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Epilepsy Awareness Day, also known as “Purple Day,” was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia with the help of her local chapter of the Epilepsy Association.

Genes may explain higher ACL injuries in girls, according to new research

Bethany Jewell

In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.

Nationally-renowned doctor answers questions about childhood asthma

Asthma is the No.-1 cause of school absenteeism.

Dr. John McBride, one of the country’s leading experts on childhood asthma, recently participated in a live, call-in radio show, “On Call for Kids,” on the Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio. The show covered everything from exercise-induced asthma and second-hand smoke to diagnosis and treatment.

Grant will help prevent brain injury in kids

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Nairmeen Haller remembers the long days in Akron Children’s critical care unit and the uncertainty of knowing the long-term health of her then 2-year-old son, David, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006.