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Welcome to our News Room, where you will find the latest news and information about the Akron General Health System. Get press contact information, dates for upcoming calendar events, speakers for your next community gathering and more.

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Akron Beacon Journal
Zika virus comes to Ohio by way of Haiti
February 9, 2016
About 80 percent of people who contract Zika have no symptoms, which can include a fever, rash and joint pain, said Dr. Richard Watkins, an infectious disease physician with Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Yet Zika could be doing irreparable harm in pregnant women. – Melanie Cole’s Health Radio
The Zika Virus: Should You Be Worried?
February 5, 2016
Dr. Richard Watkins (Akron General) explains the risks and impact of getting the Zika virus, as well as tips for prevention. – Melanie Cole’s Health Radio
Vaccines for Traveling Abroad
January 29, 2016
Dr. Doug Harley shares why you need vaccines for traveling abroad and how far in advance you should talk to your doctor about getting them. – Melanie Cole’s Health Radio
How to Prevent & Treat Your Cold or Flu
January 14, 2016
It's that time of year - cold and flu season. Dr. Doug Harley shares the differences, as well as ways you can keep yourself healthy.

Date Updated: 10-FEB-2016

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