There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.

The AAP Recommends Later School Start Times for Teens


An occasional late night and early morning start is fine for most teenagers. But what happens when teens consistently don’t get enough zzzs? They end up sleep deprived, which may lead to physical and mental health issues and impact how well they learn in school.

New clinic aims to help every child succeed in school


Identifying the cause of a learning problem and coming up with an action plan can make all the difference in a child’s achievement. Akron Children’s School Success Clinic offers families the expertise of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, speech pathologists and psychologists.

Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley encourages high school students to Say Yes

Allison Engstrom, Development Coordinator in the Mahoning Valley, answers questions during the Yes Fest.

Yes Fest is designed for students in 8th through 12th grade, and sets out the answer the question, “After I ‘just say no’ to drugs, what can I ‘say yes’ to?

Style and Stitches Fashion Show to make the holidays bright for teen patients

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, The Tangier in Akron will be filled with food, fun fashion and teddy bears for the 2014 Style and Stitches Fashion Show. Sponsored by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, led by President Madeline Bozzelli, the event will showcase the latest in kids’ styles while raising money for the hospital’s patients […]

8th annual Walk for Babies is most successful walk yet

The 8th annual Walk for Babies, an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), had its most successful event yet on Sept. 21, and raised more than $109,000. Since its start in 2007, Walk for Babies has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU.

Weekend full of radiothon, fundraising walks, and teddy bear caravan


For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.