The growing number of concussions in sports has many coaches, trainers and parents thinking twice before risking a second hit for an athlete who may have had his bell rung. In this Children’s Channel video, Joseph Congeni, MD, director of the sports medicine center at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs and symptoms of a […]
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 […]
Although it has been 5 years since the bittersweet December day we got to come home, the holiday season always reminds us as a family of Akron Children’s Hospital and the love and care we received as our son Bryce spent 33 days in the pediatric intensive care unit. Bryce was life-flighted on AirBear with […]
It was a tragic week in high school football nationally: 3 deaths in 4 days. The causes were due to brain bleeds, not concussions. Concussions don’t cause bleeding or swelling in the brain. While it’s a scary situation, it’s important to understand the facts.