Clinical Dietitian, Kelly Reed from Akron General talks to Ray about eating healthy during the summer season.
Our vet. Dr. Gary Riggs talks about Puppy Mills and the new proposed legislation from the state of Ohio.
Award winning columnist and author, Terry Pluto talks to Ray about the Indians struggles, Chris Perez and his legal troubles, the Browns, their offseason and Josh Gordon being suspended and doesn't even fake it with the Cavs.
Dr. Elliot Davidson discusses summer safety tips, including sunburn prevention.
Bill Davis, Manager of the Walsh-Jesuit Girls Softball team talks to Ray about the upcoming state championship tournament.
Dr. Joe Congeni from Children's Sports Medicine talks to Ray about steroids in baseball and knee injuries to potential Cavs draft picks.
Tim Stried from the OSHAA talks to Ray about the Girls Softball State Championship Tournament.
From Akron-General Hospital, Neurosurgeon Dr. Ghassan Khayyat discuss how Gamma Knife treats brain tumors and more.
Dr. John Green from the University of Akron talks to Ray about the civil war in Syria and what involvement the U.S should have.
The Executive Director and CEO of the Akron Art Museum, Mark Masuok talks to Ray about coming to Akron, what made him want the job and more.
Dr. Steven Hook from Kent State University gives Ray the global perspective on the civil war in Syria.
Attorney Mike Kaplan talks with Ray about the Lemon Laws and what you should look out for when purchasing a car.
Dr. Chris McGowan from Akron-General Hospital talks with Ray Horner about what the 3 women in Cleveland might mentally experience. Ray and Dr. McGowan also talk about depression and treatment.
Ray and Dr. Chris McGowan talk about why depression is more prevalent in the spring season.
With the story of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy hitting the news, Ray talked with Dr. Jessica Partin, Medical Co-Director of Akron General Reflections Breast Health Center, about gene mutations, prevention and much more.
Akron's own, Angie Everhart has been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Dr. Van Fossen from the Summa Health System joined Ray to talk about Thyroid Cancer, the signs, treatment and much more.
May is Osteoporosis Month. Dr. Amy Tucker from The Northeast Ohio Orthopedic Associates talks about the signs of osteoporosis, and ways it can be prevented.
Lee Gill and Fedearia Nicholson from the Unversity of Akron joined Ray to talk about the controversy about the Multi-Cultural Office at the University of Akron.
Dave Barnhardt from the Akron Zoo talks to Ray about the new lion debuting at the Akron Zoo.
Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Hero in the Cowboy Hat, talks to Ray about jumping into action when the bombs went off and the others who helped save lives.
Dr. Steven Hook, professor and chair of the political science department at Kent State University talks about the Boston bombings and the differences between domestic and international terrorism.
The Director of Pharmacy Services for Akron General, Randy Fasnacht talks with Ray about safely storing and using prescription drugs.
Bill Holland from the Summit County Sheriff's Department talks to Ray about the Boston Bombings and gives insight into the investigation taking place.
Dr. Nicholas Jouriles - chairman of Emergency Medicine for Akron General talks to Ray about how hospitals handle disaster situations like what happened in Boston.
Patti Cleary, Superintendent of Barberton Schools, talks with Ray about their upcoming school levy and what would happen if it doesn't pass.
A crash between an SUV and an ambulance killed one person near Akron General Hospital early Thursday morning.
Akron police said the SUV collided with an American Medical Response ambulance near the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Cedar Street around 3:30 a.m..
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports the passenger inside the SUV, Collins D. Green, 57, of Akron, was taken to Akron General Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead around 3:45 a.m.
Police said Green was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
The driver and two other occupants in the SUV suffered minor injuries. The driver and passengers in the ambulance were not injured.
Police said some traffic lights were out due to a power outage and it could have lead to the collision
Authorities are still investigating the accident.
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The first shooting took place in the 900 block of Wall Street. The victim told police he was sitting in his van when two black males approached him. After forking over the cash, suspects fired a shot at him.
It sent the victim to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
Police decribe the suspects:
The first around 25-years old, 5’0” to 5’04”, 150 pounds, with black braided hair and wearing dark clothing. The second suspect is 22 to 23-years old.
They got away in the victim’s van, a dark blue 2001Chevy Venture with Ohio plate number FMD1250.
The second shooting near South Hawkins Avenue and Thurston Street happened at 5 a.m. Friday morning.
The 48-year old male victim reported he was walking home when a silver SUV pulled up next to him.
After a brief struggle, one suspect fired a shot and struck the victim in the shoulder. The suspects then got back into the SUV and fled. The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle was possibly a silver Lincoln Navigator.
Akron General Medical Center has been named as one of HealthGrades America's Top 50 Best Hospitals.
Researchers looked at 12 years of Medicare data to come up the nation's best hospitals.
Akron General made the top 50 list and Aultman Hospital in Canton was recognized as one of the nation's top 100.
Award recipients had mortality and complication rates low enough to place them in the top five percent.
This was the first year HealthGrades expanded their list to include the top 100 hospitals.
You can find the full list on www.HealthGrades.com
Akron General Hospital has laid off 70 nurses this morning.
Media and Public Relations Director Jim Gosky explained that the decision to layoff almost half of the licensed practical nurses was not made because of financial issues, but made to provide the best care for patients.
"LPNs who were let go, ultimately, are being replaced with registered nurse positions will be enhanced and not diminished in any way," says Gosky.
About 20 nurses have already been replaced with registered nurses and Gosky says that some of those who have been laid off are currently working to gain further education and training.
"We're working with each of the LPNs individually to help provide some counsel, referrals and severance," says Gosky. "This is an unfortunate situation, anytime whether it's 70, 7 or 700 people, it's a very unfortunate situation."
The hospital made their decision after looking through national and local studies that compare the best ways to provide the highest level of patient care.
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