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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.

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.