Girls and heavy menstrual bleeding: When it may be time to see a specialist


For young women starting their menstrual cycles, many questions may arise for them about what’s normal and what’s irregular when it comes to their period. The range of what’s normal with a young woman’s period is broad.

A day in the life of facility repair engineers

Matt Hirsch reports a problem with a yellow elevator

Tim Crowe began his career at Akron Children’s Hospital in 1990 as a phlebotomist in the lab. Today he is the man in charge of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system for the engineering and facility repair department.

It’s In Your Genes


Have you ever looked at your child and wondered where all that curly hair came from? Or why only one of your kids seems to be musically inclined? Or why your family photos look like a sea of freckles? The answer is in your genes – and your environment.

Telepsychiatry improves access to much-needed services

Dr. John Bober led a telepsychiatry pilot project to help improve access to mental health services. The technology is similar to what's used by many businesses for teleconferencing, except it's with children and typically their parents.

Technology has changed how we stay connected with family and friends, how we shop, pay our bills, work, play, and even manage our health. During a recent radio interview, Dr. John Bober, of Akron Children’s Hospital, also talked about how technology, specifically telemedicine, is making a huge impact in healthcare.

“Meritage of Miracles” event aims to fund palliative care program in the Mahoning Valley


On Sunday, July 27, L’uva Bella Winery in Lowellville, Ohio, will open its doors from 4 to 8 p.m. to host “Meritage of Miracles” – a wine-tasting and dining event to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

A Day in the Life of Hospital Operators


In the 3 years that Reva Golden has worked as a telephone operator at Akron Children’s Hospital, she’s never had to perform a code yellow (external disaster) overhead page that wasn’t a drill – until today.