“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.

Noah’s Hope event raises funds for telemedicine program in Tuscarawas County

Doug and Kristen Shoup have redefined hope for child abuse victims in Tuscarawas County. In 2007, they created Noah’s Hope to raise awareness about child abuse, promote prevention and be a voice for victims. The organization honors the Shoup’s son, Noah, who died from injuries he received while in the care of a babysitter.

Dealing with fleas and ticks during the dog days of summer

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Bug bites are an inevitable part of summer and spending time outdoors. And while most of us expect to be feasted on by mosquitoes at one time or another, what about fleas and ticks?

Inside baby’s diaper: Decoding infant stool colors

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From insufficient nutrition to allergies and infections, so much about an infant’s health can be learned from inside a dirty diaper. It offers a wealth of information, but many moms find themselves spending too much time and energy analyzing and decoding their infants’ stool colors.

Don’t let bedbugs hitch a ride home with you from summer vacation


If you’re planning a summer vacation the last thing you want to do is bring unwelcome guests home with you, especially ones that bite. Some hotels and motels are crawling – literally – with bedbugs. So what can you do to protect your family?