Taking an ‘Up-Close’ look at Akron Children’s in Mahoning Valley

Ever wonder what a day is like inside Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley? On Oct. 8, 15 community leaders got the chance to experience this firsthand during the annual Children’s Up-Close event.

Emily Parkinson is Scoliosis Strong

Emily Patterson

Emily Parkinson turned her deep thoughts, wisdom and experiences since being diagnosed with scoliosis 3 years ago into a piece of art that’s an inspiration to others. The poster, entitled Scoliosis Strong, is a series of encouraging words wrapped around a picture of an S-shaped spine, representing the curve of her own backbone.

Morning TV news anchor brings energy to the dance floor

As co-anchor for Fox 8 News in the Morning, Kristi Capel has more charisma than most at 4:30 a.m., and she’s hoping to bring that same charisma to the dance floor as she participates in Akron Children’s Hospitals’ 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Dancing …with a twist of lime

Business man and bar owner, Jimmy Salaheddine knows how to make a good cocktail, but his ability to shake, stir and twist will take on a whole new meaning when he steps on stage at Akron Civic Theatre for Akron Children’s Hospital’s 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24.

How to talk to your kids about Ebola

concerned mother talking to daughter

  Child psychologist Georgette Constantinou shares these tips for parents who want to ease their children’s concerns about the Ebola virus: Keep calm while discussing this topic with your children and use age appropriate language. Listen to them and gauge what they are hearing and are worried about, and acknowledge their fears. Reassure them that […]

Ebola: what you need to know


As news reports link Northeast Ohio and Summit County to the Ebola virus situation, rest assured Akron Children’s Hospital continues to work closely with other hospitals and health officials including Summit County Public Health to be prepared for possible Ebola patients. As of Wed., Oct. 15, Akron Children’s has not had a confirmed or suspected case […]