While at a dirt bike race in June of 2012, Brandon O’Donnell noticed some pain in his left knee. At first he thought he had torn his meniscus, so the next day he went to his orthopedic surgeon to get an MRI. The MRI revealed the cause of his pain was osteosarcoma, a common form […]
We recently asked our Facebook fans to share their healthy snack ideas. Our question was triggered by a University of North Carolina study that found kids consume 27% of their daily calories from unhealthy snacks such as candy, salty chips and other junk food. This type of snacking adds 168 calories per day to kids’ caloric intake, according to the researchers. Here’s what a few of our FB fans wrote:
One of the scariest incidents during Aly’s ordeal happened the day after surgery to insert the central line. Aly had had her first dialysis treatment earlier that day, and was scheduled for her second plasma exchange treatment that afternoon. The nurse gave her Benadryl before the treatment to help thwart an adverse reaction like the one she’d experienced the day before.
After consulting with Dr. James Prebis, a pediatric kidney specialist, Dr. Scott re-entered the room. While Dr. Prebis was concerned about Aly’s kidney failure, he also was worried that there may be something else going on because HUS patients are typically babies and young children. In other words, in the world of pediatric medicine, Aly was considered too old to have HUS.
Lisa Owens was stunned when her cousin was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, but the situation took a more personal turn when genetic testing revealed that she and her mother, Sherrl Wenzel, carried the gene that increased their risk of contracting ovarian or breast cancer from less than one to 94 percent. Watch this Children’s […]
One of the best parts of my job is telling other people’s stories. In my nearly 13 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing dozens of patients, families, doctors and employees, and then sharing their courageous and inspiring stories. Never did I think I would have my own medical miracle story to tell. That is, until last May when my then 15-year-old daughter, Aly, was suddenly struck by a life-threatening, bacterial infection, and our own survival battle began.