I had a gut feeling at home that something was wrong with my 10-week-old son, Malachi, so I had my husband, Kyle, go check on him. He brought Malachi to me — barely breathing and lifeless. Both of us are in the medical field — I’m a nurse, and he’s a EMT/firefighter. It’s hard to separate […]
Worldwide pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. In the developing world, more than 25% of children will have an episode of pneumonia during the first 5 years of life, resulting in more than 1.9 million deaths per year. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) has […]
I wanted to say thank you to all the staff. My daughter was in the hospital for 4 days with pneumonia and respiratory distress.
Last year, 13-year-old Kiarah Harris’ life was anything but calm as she fought a life-threatening case of pneumonia at Akron Children’s Hospital. It was during this time that doctors diagnosed her with a chronic, auto-immune disorder.
More than 120 people attended the first Global Health Conference, hosted by Akron Children’s Hospital. The conference focused on the children of Haiti, with workshops covering public policy, case presentations, and personal stories from doctors and nurses who’ve provided care in Haiti.