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Hidden in plain sight: Signs that your teen may be using drugs

Pieces of aluminum foil that can be shaped into smoking devices.

Ohio is under siege as opiate addiction kills as many as 5 people every day. In fact, Ohio has the 12th highest heroin overdose rate in the country, according to the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health. Often considered a suburban epidemic, heroin use crosses all demographics. And the hike in heroin use has hit young people ages 18 to 25 the hardest.

Akron Children’s is 1 of 4 U.S. sites to study investigational drug for mitochondrial disease

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Happily living in New York City and working as a hospital administrator, life couldn’t have been better for 28-yar-old Claire “Missy” Geisler – that is until mitochondrial disease changed everything.

Missy, who is now 49, was diagnosed 10 years ago with mitochondrial myopathy, a common disease in patients with a primary mitochondrial disorder.

Oscar worthy, for both their style and pediatric care

Just call him "Dr. Bow Tie," as a few of his patient do. Dr. Cohen, director of Neurology, began wearing bow ties while living in New York City in his late 20s. ""I like them because they are a bit different and not status quo. They are also fun to tie."

Sunday is Oscar night and, in Hollywood, they will be rolling out the red carpet for stars dropping names like Valentino, Chanel, Dior and McQueen. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we combine style with mission. Our clothing choices typically communicate 2 things – “We love our jobs” and “We love kids.” Take a look at a few of Akron Children’s own style makers.

Special kids get a special Valentine’s surprise

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Five years ago, Gregory Margida, 21, and his sister, Michaela, 26, wanted to do something special at Valentine’s Day for children with cancer. They were touched by the children they had met while volunteering at Akron Children’s Camp Quality, a summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.

Bright, healthy smiles are dream of volunteer dental hygienist

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Two days a week, Maddie Davidson travels through the halls of the Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG) carrying an oversized toothbrush and model of the mouth. When patients have a few minutes before or after their appointment, she uses the opportunity to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing and answers questions about dental health.

Boy’s hospital room is where Christmas wishes, wedding vows unite

Something's missing! Nurse Angela Slates presents Sarah with a piece of white "wedding"cake from the hospital cafeteria.

Sarah Lewis, 27, and Bill Cramer, 28, chose Christmas morning as the date and their 4-year-old son’s hospital room as the setting for their wedding.