Almost every Monday since the day Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus opened 10 years ago, local retirees Bernie Zets and Alice Ogden have dutifully staffed the inpatient building’s check-in desk with a smile – and a little assertiveness when they need to. And the 2 volunteers, whose tasks are to greet families and protect the […]
New neonatologist Karin Plummer Potoka, MD, FAAP loves caring for the tiniest patients in the Mahoning Valley area. Although she treats infants for a variety of conditions and birth defects, she has a passion for finding new and better ways to diagnose and treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious complication associated with chronic lung disease […]
A steady rain, soggy ground and near freezing temperatures weren’t going to prevent a determined group of cadets from Youngstown East High’s Junior ROTC program from completing a meaningful community service project. Nearly two dozen students spent their morning doing their part to help raise awareness of April’s National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month […]
Those close to 12-year-old Ryan Zolnier credit him for how he’s overcome so many health-related challenges, but to him it’s just been a way of life. He may not run the way most kids do. Or jump the way they do. Or, candidly, go to the bathroom like other kids his age. But what he […]
Local Eat’n Park Restaurants continued their fundraising efforts for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley with their participation in the recently concluded 39th annual Caring for Kids campaign. The campaign raised $11,063 locally and was conducted through various fundraising activities at restaurant locations in the Mahoning Valley from Nov. 3 to Dec. 10, 2017. Since 2008, […]
An infant’s innate need to suck can make pacifiers a helpful item for baby and parents alike. In this Children’s Channel video, Monique Malmer, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Warren office, discusses when you may want to give your child a pacifier, as well as when you might need to take it away.