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2014-06-05 16:25:04

AKRON, Ohio, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reality took a Hollywood turn for cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, who are members of a support group for teens with cancer at Akron Children's Hospital. Both landed small roles in the film, "The Fault in Our Stars," as members of a cancer support group. The movie, based on the best-selling novel by John Green, follows the love story of two young adult cancer patients who meet in a support group. Hodges and Evans...

2014-03-21 12:24:15

AKRON, Ohio, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's well known that female athletes suffer up to eight times more painful, season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than their male counterparts. Now researchers from Akron Children's Hospital and the University of Akron believe genes may explain the difference. Their study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, identified differences in genetic material of ACL tissue of young men...

2014-01-15 16:21:56

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital, with funding from Hyundai Hope on Wheels, is giving childhood cancer survivors the resources they need to live a healthy adult life. Through CancerLateFX, a free, personalized mobile app and website (www.CancerLateEffects.org), childhood cancer survivors can get educational information, tips, tools and resources to keep them informed and healthy throughout their adult lives. Each year, about 13,500 children in...

2014-01-08 16:26:29

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital is honoring its patients by making them part of its future with the "Graffiti Project." A component of the hospital's $200 million campus expansion, the Graffiti Project honors current and former patients in the construction of its medical building. The names of 200 patients, nominated by Akron Children's employees, doctors and board members, will be spray-painted in 15-inch tall letters on the concrete slabs of...

2013-10-29 23:01:15

Ohio Hospital Association awards Dr. Tim Stover for championing health and wellness. Akron, OH (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The Foundation for Healthy Communities of the Ohio Hospital Association today recognized Akron General Health System’s Thomas “Tim” Stover, MD, as the 2013 Wellness Warrior – a designation that recognizes a hospital or health system executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to wellness promotion in Ohio. The award recognizes a hospital...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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