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After a serious brain injury, Logan and his mom have relied on palliative care every step of the way

Logan and his mom

Three-year-old Logan Keith of Akron continues to amaze his doctors and family with his miraculous recovery from a devastating brain injury.

Has all this talk of concussions and brain injuries negatively affected youth football participation?

Photo: Flickr/CC by StuSeeger

With all the recent discussions on concussions and brain injuries, you’ve got to wonder if it’s negatively affecting youth football participation. Well, the data is in. In the last two years, we’ve seen overall an 11 percent decline in youth football participation across the country.

Doctor focuses his eye on helping wounded soldiers who suffer vision problems

Dr. Richard Hertle

U.S. soldiers suffering combat-related vision disorders now have a brighter future, with the support and expertise of some of the nation’s leading vision specialists behind them, including Akron Children’s Dr. Richard Hertle.

Teen brain more vulnerable to sports hits

Teen brain takes biggest sports hits

Any parent who has raised a child to adulthood knows the teenage brain is, well, different. This anecdotal evidence continues to be backed by research, including a recent study that shows teens are more vulnerable to the long-term effects of head injury. The study findings, published in the journal Brain Injury, followed 96 male athletes […]