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When Jeffrey Hord, MD, joined Akron Children’s Hospital as Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in 1999, his goal was to increase access to care for children and teens with cancer. In his first year, Akron Children’s treated 53 newly diagnosed cancer patients. In 2014, new cancer cases numbered 96, putting Akron Children’s in the top one-third of pediatric cancer centers in the U.S.
Young adults from all economic backgrounds have been living with the realities of a challenging economy, limited job offers and increased living expenses.
Total joint replacement (TJR) is becoming more and more common. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, more than 1 million Americans a year have a total hip or knee replacement. Revision surgeries account for 15–20 percent of that number, according to Bernard Stulberg, MD.
Physician engagement with a hospital’s philanthropic actions is an essential tool for ensuring continued quality care for their patients and improving hospital facilities and services. And although many physicians may feel removed from the philanthropic arm of their hospitals or healthcare organizations, this does not have to be the case.
Look around meetings and restaurants. Chances are pretty good that people are texting (creating a future boon for physicians treating carpal tunnel syndrome or “text claw”).
The legacy of pioneering cardiovascular research at Cleveland Clinic is vast and long-standing. Many established researchers are continuing this legacy of cardiovascular research in their own fields at the Clinic. While it is important to recognize the contributions of all of them, due to space limitations this story focuses on only three of them.
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children in the United States. In 2012, approximately 208,000 children and adolescents had diabetes, according to the CDC. And the numbers for both groups are increasing. Cydney Fenton, MD, is Director of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, which recorded 10,000 patient visits in 2014.
Recently announced Akron General Health System/Cleveland Clinic initiative includes technology-enabled, collaborative capabilities.
Investors need to consider many factors when choosing investments. One at the top of list is an investment’s tax cost. 
In 1999, the American Migraine Study II indicated that nearly 28 million people in the United States suffered from migraine headaches (MH). Subsequent studies have indicated a steady increase in this number — to more than 37 million today, according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF).
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in Americans aged 1 to 44. Most often resulting from falls at home, work or play, TBI accounts for 52,000 deaths each year. It also accounts for at least 5.3 million people (2 percent of the US population) currently living with disabilities.
Ohio faces an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and overdose. Since 2007, there are more deaths from drug overdose than from motor vehicle traffic crashes in Ohio. Ohio legislators have vowed to reverse this alarming trend. Recent revisions to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) regulations aim to do just that. This article highlights some of the key changes affecting health care providers.
When performing craniosynostosis correction on infants, blood loss is a critical consideration. Worldwide, the National Institutes of Health estimates one in 2,000 to 2,500 live births are affected by craniosynostosis each year. Left untreated, the condition can lead to developmental concerns and permanent skull deformation.
Syed Zaidi, MD, was only three years out of fellowship training in 2010 when he was elected President of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC). Founded in 1971, the 24-physician radiology group had been highly successful in providing comprehensive imaging and interventional radiology services to Stark and Summit County hospitals for almost four decades.
Despite substantial improvements in the treatment of cardiovascular disease over the past 25 years, heart disease is still the leading killer of both men and women — accounting for one in every four deaths, according to the CDC. 
Ten years ago, the Ohio General Assembly passed its first “I’m Sorry” legislation, designed to prevent a physician’s apologetic expressions of sympathy, commiseration, condolence, compassion, or general sense of benevolence to a patient or patient’s family following an unanticipated clinical outcome, from being introduced into evidence in a malpractice action as an admission of liability. 
Will I have enough money in retirement? It’s a question more and more Americans are asking. 
For most of the 21st century, the focus of cardiology has centered on improving the quality of care and implementing evidence-based clinical guidelines. A recent study suggests those efforts have yielded a string of remarkable successes.
When Cleveland Clinic Children’s opened its Pediatric Heart Center in 1995, the intention was to build a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to rival all others — maybe even those in the Clinic’s adult Heart & Vascular Institute.
End-stage ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that is frequently treated by experienced foot and ankle surgeons. Arthritis of the ankle negatively impacts an individual’s quality of life as much as arthritis of the hip and congestive heart failure. It is estimated that by age 76, one of every five Americans will suffer from this ailment.