Luke Holko, aboard Akron Children’s transport helicopter Air Bear, made a celebratory landing at Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Sunday. Sadly, Luke’s first ride on Air Bear was 6 years ago today, leaving the ballpark for Akron Children’s after a line drive fractured his skull. Luke has made a remarkable recovery and […]
From sepsis to open heart surgery to getting the breathing tube removed, a lot has happened to Harper Cunningham in the weeks she has been in the PICU.
Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.
If it seems like there have been a few more empty seats in classrooms and offices lately, it may be another symptom of the early arrival of this year’s seasonal flu bug. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 22,048 flu cases nationwide from September 2012 through the end of […]
It’s a sight that always unexpectedly brings tears to my eyes: more than 2,000 motorcycles turning onto Bowery Street, each driven by a biker with teddy bears and other stuffed animals in tow for the patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.
During the holiday season we think of presents as what we receive, but thanks to all the doctors and PICU team at Akron Children’s Hospital, my husband and I get to hold our sweet baby boy, the only GIFT a parent could want for Christmas. The team at Akron Children’s has been taking care of […]