Top 10 most-searched medical conditions of 2013


With the New Year upon us, Akron Children’s Hospital reflects on the events of 2013. As such, we compiled a list of the Top 10 medical conditions visitors searched most often on our website last year. It came as no surprise that ADHD and diabetes topped our list.

Allergy season: The eyes have it (Video)


April showers often bring more than May flowers for people affected by eye allergies.

Breathing easier: Teaming up for the best care

Christine Loomis, Respiratory, Akron Children's Mahoning Valley

Respiratory therapist Christine Loomis sees Akron Children’s Hospital from both sides of the patient care experience.

Signs and symptoms of milk allergies (VIDEO)


Food allergies are on the rise, affecting as many as 6 percent of children in the U.S. under 3 years old, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Of these, allergies to milk and soy are the most common.

Acid reflux drug doesn’t help control asthma

Boy with asthma

A new study shows that taking an acid reflux drug to control asthma in children with no acid reflux symptoms did not help their asthma, and actually increased their risk for other respiratory problems. The drug, called lansoprazole, is better known by its brand names Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. Nearly 75 percent of people with […]

2012 Change Bandit Spotlight: Our most valuable possessions


Todd and Kelly Blakeslee have three children, who have each been treated at Akron Children’s Hospital. This year, the entire family has signed up to be Change Bandits to raise money for the 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs. Feb. 9-11 on 98.1 WKDD. Here, Todd and Kelly share how impressed […]