This mini Cooper runs on fruits and veggies

Anyone who has seen Cooper perform his blueberry-on-the-nose trick would agree: This pooch was built for the Doggie Brigade. Cooper began making young people happy early in his life. His handler, Mary Mosher, is a retired teacher, having spent 35 years in the Akron Public Schools.

Heading back to school with self-esteem in place

Elijah Bell was born 8 years ago without ears, but you would never know that by looking at him today. His ear transformation has taken place over the past 3 years as he has undergone 5 surgeries with Dr. Ananth Murthy, who uses cartilage from Elijah’s own rib cage to craft the ears.

Speech and OT group therapy helps kids with special needs get school ready

For kids with significant developmental delays, such as 4-year-old Jocelyn, the process of getting school ready is much more involved than gathering the necessary supplies and selecting the perfect backpack. To help Jocelyn and other children with severe speech and language problems, a speech pathologist and occupational therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital developed a summer pilot group to help pre-K kids with augmentative communication devices get ready for school.

New drug tackles most common cause of cystic fibrosis head on

A recently approved cystic fibrosis drug has been garnering headlines. The drug, called Orkambi and manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, treats the underlying cause of CF and could potentially help half of the entire CF population.

Doctors share thoughts on the science of Inside Out

Tropical Storm Bill wasn’t the only thing dropping moisture as it spread across the United States this weekend. While the wet weather outside inspired many parents to treat their kids to the new Pixar movie, Inside Out, there weren’t many dry adult eyes in the theater as this sentimental movie about emotions proved it isn’t […]

Kids love to laugh, even when they’re sick

In the 1998 movie Patch Adams, Robin Williams portrayed the story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams and his book, Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter. The gist of the story – and Dr. Adams’ approach to medicine in real life – is that his patients’ health improves when laughter and compassion are included as […]