Following bariatric surgery in September, 16-year-old Riley Ickes has lost 63 pounds, is on steady progress to reach her post-surgery weight goal, and is enjoying life in ways she has not in years. “For one thing, I love shopping for clothes now,” Riley said. “But I am just going to the thrift store, because I […]
As the ’90s hit song goes, “Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind.” Summertime gives kids a chance to let loose and unwind from a hectic school year and rigid schedule. But, is it possible to have a summer routine that is too relaxed? Akron Children’s Obesity Medicine pediatrician Dr. Marnie Walston says […]
As the pediatrician who oversees the medical component of the clinic, Dr. Levitt takes medical histories, performs physical exams, orders labs and offers up a healthy dose of encouraging words for her patients and their families.