Congratulations to Heather Lanfranchi, oncology social worker, who received the Medical Professional of the Year award for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana for the northeast Ohio region. According to Make-A-Wish, this award is given to a person who has shown dedication to their mission as well as passion for improving the lives of wish kids […]
Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]
Gino Russ is a curious, outgoing little boy who just started preschool. He loves to run, wrestle and play with his big sister. He’s a typical 3-year-old boy but, sometimes, people don’t always see him that way. “I think what I’d like people to know about Gino is that while he has Down syndrome, he’s […]
Good health is more than good luck. Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, shared some healthy alternatives for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations during an appearance on the Fox8 Morning Show on March 12, 2018. The video of her appearance is posted below. […]
If you ask your child where it hurts and he says “everywhere,” he may be affected by fibromyalgia. In this Children’s Channel video, Steven Spalding, MD, director of the division of rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the symptoms and treatment of this painful and mysterious condition.
The quick thinking of Nancy Delnay, CNP, is just what Elliott Flor needed to get him through a change in his medication regimen from pills to weekly injections for juvenile dermatomyositis. “Elliott is extremely afraid of needles – to the point he would hide under the table,” said the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Rheumatology. […]