It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]
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Pheinix Eitle has found a friend in our Director & Chief of Public Safety Jerome Klue. Clinical staff connected the dots that they both have the same rare condition that affects the nerves and immune system: Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS first attacked the Seneca East High School freshman’s feet, hands and chest with numbness and […]
My daughter Zoe Ruby is a “T1D Warrior.” She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at 5 years old in July 2014. She had the warning signs, which, thankfully I knew as her father is also a type 1 diabetic. She cried that she was always thirsty, and she was always using the bathroom. […]
From day 1, Abigail “Abby” MacCurtain had 2 distinct features – a bright smile and noisy breathing. While her trademark smile brought joy, her noisy breathing took her on a medical journey that, ultimately, brought her from Boston to the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. At the time, new parents Greg […]
Karen Ballard, director of chaplaincy services, understands the importance of raising awareness about the diverse population we serve at the hospital. “By providing educational opportunities about cultures and religions that we encounter at Akron Children’s, our staff can better assist the patients we serve, “she said. “They have the chance to become educated and gain […]
My son Colton spent the first 72 hours of his life wearing a cool cap in the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He was born with cerebral palsy as a result of an umbilical cord accident. He was in the NICU for a total of 36 days, and we have been coming […]