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 […]
Happily living in New York City and working as a hospital administrator, life couldn’t have been better for 28-yar-old Claire “Missy” Geisler – that is until mitochondrial disease changed everything.
Missy, who is now 49, was diagnosed 10 years ago with mitochondrial myopathy, a common disease in patients with a primary mitochondrial disorder.
In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.
There are an alarming number of preterm births in the U.S., with more than a half million babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) each year. And for reasons unknown, African Americans experience the highest rate of prematurity at 17.1 percent.
When it comes to improving the quality of care for childhood cancer and blood disorders patients, there’s definitely strength in numbers. That’s why Children’s Hospital Association members have been working together on projects that make a difference in the lives of hematology-oncology patients.
Playtime gives children more than the opportunity to use their imaginations and learn. It also reduces a child’s pain after a surgical procedure, according to recent research.