Roll over Elvis, the Beatles and the Boss. The newest “rock” craze hitting Northeast Ohio has nothing to do with rock and roll and a whole lot to do with real rocks. It all started last July when Nancy Pierson, of Alliance, was inspired to begin a Facebook page called “Northeast Ohio Rocks” after hearing […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
A neonate breathes with the assistance of a mechanical ventilator – the lifeline of a fragile newborn. As his chest rises and falls, an onlooker may not realize that the child is actually customizing every breath he takes – how fast, how deep, how long – thanks to a cutting-edge ventilation technology called Neurally Adjusted […]
In its 18th year, the 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital surpassed the $10 million mark for money raised since the event began in 2000. This year’s 3-day radiothon raised $551,886 for Akron Children’s, $100,000 more than the amount raised in 2016. “We’re really appreciative that the […]
In just a matter of minutes, the Spicocchi family expanded its ranks from 4 to 9. Amie and Vince Spicocchi became the proud parents of quintuplets: 4 girls and a boy, all weighing less than 2 lbs. Their eyes were still fused shut, they could not breathe on their own and each had to […]
Makenzie Yovanovich was born with big brown eyes and a sweet disposition, but there was something about her tiny stature that had her parents worried. “She was sort of floppy, even for a newborn,” said Jennifer, Makenzie’s mom. “We could tell something wasn’t right so doctors started testing her right away to figure out […]
It started nearly 10 years ago when Caleb Thurman and his mom, Charice Fort, thought he had the stomach flu. But Caleb only continued to feel worse. After being referred to Akron Children’s Hospital, several tests revealed that Caleb had Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. It’s an autoimmune condition with no […]