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Akron Children’s saved our son’s life

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My son has had multiple visits and extended stays at Akron Children’s. He has a condition that requires multiple specialists as well.

African Americans and prematurity: The increased risks many moms face

African American women and prematurity

There are an alarming number of preterm births in the U.S., with more than a half million babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) each year. And for reasons unknown, African Americans experience the highest rate of prematurity at 17.1 percent.

Giant Eagle spotlight: A wealth of resources for sickle cell anemia

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When Ambrazae was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at birth, her parents knew they were going to have many obstacles ahead. To show thanks to for the care Ambrazae, 1, has received at Akron Children’s Hospital, she will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Breathing easier: Teaming up for the best care

Christine Loomis, Respiratory, Akron Children's Mahoning Valley

Respiratory therapist Christine Loomis sees Akron Children’s Hospital from both sides of the patient care experience.

The flu: Importance of immunization, isolation and hand washing (Video)

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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 […]

RSV is more serious in infants (Video)

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While respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might mean a runny nose and cough for most people, for newborns, the elderly, and others with chronic health conditions, it could be much more dangerous. “Typically, RSV affects almost everyone, from the very young to the very old. If you’ve had a cold this winter, you’ve probably had RSV,” […]