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Earth Day, Diet Coke and helping kids in need

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Whenever I feel a little guilty about my love of Diet Coke, I think about the positives beyond the great taste and zero calories. My empty Diet Coke cans and opener tabs are not only recycled, but they actually help our patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.

After 7-year cancer fight, clinical trial is giving family hope

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Trevor Weigand would like nothing better than to be a typical 11-year-old boy. But medical complications at age 4, followed by a cancer diagnosis at age 5, have complicated that carefree life.

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

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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

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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.