Betty Lin-Fisher, Akron Beacon Journal

Betty Lin-Fisher

Akron Beacon Journal

Akron, OH, United States

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Past articles by Betty:

Cleveland Clinic expects to lose more than $200 million for 2022, leader says

Several factors, like services pausing during the pandemic, labor shortages and higher wages, are contributing to hospitals nationwide losing money. → Read More

Baby David's Giant Battle: 'They gave David the gift of life'

Baby David Detwiler was not expected to live. But the 3-year-old continues to beat the odds and inspire others. → Read More

What's the difference between a gambling enthusiast and an addict? Advice from an expert

In advance of the launch of sports betting in Ohio, we spoke with an expert on gambling addictions. Here's what you need to know → Read More

Want to message your doctor on MyChart? Cleveland Clinic may bill you, insurance

Beginning Nov. 17, the Cleveland Clinic said it may charge your insurance and patients may see a co-pay for more complicated messages to doctors. → Read More

Here's local help to apply for 2023 Affordable Care Act insurance

Here's local help to apply for 2023 Affordable Care Act insurance → Read More

Shopping for 2023 Medicare plans? Start here

Are you shopping for a Medicare Advantage Plan or a Part D Prescription Plan for 2023? Start here with some tips. → Read More

Here's how Northeast Ohio hospitals rank in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list

U.S. News & World Reports releases its Best Hospitals list each year in July. Here's how regional hospitals fared. → Read More

Expressions of love: Donated breast milk can help with baby formula shortage

The OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank collects and pasteurizes donated breast milk to babies in multiple states. → Read More

Don't panic or hoard baby formula: Tips from a pediatrician to cope with shortage

A local Akron Children's Hospital pediatrician offers advice to parents during a national baby-formula shortage. → Read More

What's the scoop on COVID and poop? Canton treatment plant shows increase

Wastewater samples can show COVID-19 trends or early warning signs of infection. → Read More

More COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Northeast Ohio this week than any time in pandemic

Despite widespread availability of vaccines, more patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Northeast Ohio this week than at any point in the pandemic. → Read More

'A Christmas miracle': Baby David gets a kidney transplant

Baby David Detwiler has relied on dialysis his entire life to stay alive. The Massillon boy born without a working kidney got a transplant on Sunday → Read More

Summa: 91% of employees fully vaccinated as part of employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Summa set a deadline of Oct. 31 for employees to be two weeks past their final dose as a condition of employment. → Read More

Vaccine appointments for kids ages 5 to 11 are now available in Stark County

Following the CDC's official recommendation, Stark County health officials are now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids ages 5 to 11. → Read More

Have questions about COVID-19 vaccine shots for 5- to 11-year-olds? We have answers

Ohio is preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to kids ages 5 to 11 following federal approval this week. We have answers to your questions about it. → Read More

Here's answers for parents about COVID shots for 5- to 11-year-olds

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids 5-11. What does that mean? We answer your questions. → Read More

Betty Lin-Fisher: Don't let scammers take over your smart TV

Scammers can get access to your smart TV if you let them. Here's some tips on how to protect yourself. → Read More

'You can potentially save someone's life': Red Cross seeks Black blood donors during shortage

The American Red Cross is hosting diversity blood drives to encourage more Black donors during a shortage. → Read More

'This is a surge of the unvaccinated': Area hospitals at or over capacity with COVID, other patients

The latest delta variant COVID-19 surge has put Akron regional hospitals at or over capacity. → Read More

Akron Children's Hospital to offer drive-thru vaccinations at its regional health centers

Appointments are required for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. → Read More