Sammy, loved and handled by Barbara McKelvey, loves his position as an official Doggie Brigader. And the feeling is mutual for Shannon Bitskay, a 13 year old undergoing treatment for lymphoma.
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The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced this week it’s adopting recent recommendations from the National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Summit Task Force to reduce the risk of concussion and head impact exposure.
Recent studies have shown the cumulative effect of taking multiple hits to the head increases a player’s risk for a concussion.
In high-intensity, contact sports like hockey and football, rib injuries can be a common occurrence. Thankfully, Cleveland Browns players have skirted these injuries in recent years, but rookie receiver Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills suffered through one in mid August.
I am so used to seeing Bekah’s faint little open heart surgery scar on her chest that now I feel like something is missing when I see Sam.
In 2013, we published 449 stories on our blog, which ranged from news articles to patient and staff features. Some were created by our staff while others were submitted by parents of our patients. These blog posts took you inside the walls of Akron Children’s and showcased the special stories that happen here every day. […]
Two years ago, when Bekah was born, we learned very quickly that things don’t always go exactly as planned. Maybe we’re slow learners, or maybe we’re just forgetful, but we were once again surprised by the entry of a baby into the world on Friday, Nov. 15.