A recent news story linked Ray Lewis, a linebacker for the Super Bowl-contending Baltimore Ravens, and other prominent athletes to the Alabama company that supplies deer antler spray. Dr. Joe Congeni, director of sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discussed the use of this substance by athletes to recover from injury and enhance their performance. […]
Archives for January 2013
If the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl, as many predict, it may not just be the result of a fierce defense or a stellar quarterback. According to a Jan. 16 Wall Street Journal story, the secret to the 49ers’ success may be they stretch a lot.
Toradol, a strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, has spurred controversy in recent months due to its severe side effects. College and pro athletes say it has gotten them through their injuries and allowed them back on the field faster, but some of them have suffered from heart attacks, kidney failure and other severe side effects due to […]
Childhood trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. People might typically think of mass shooting or a natural disaster, but trauma can also stem from domestic violence, divorce, the death of a loved one and even a chronic illness in the family. Akron Children’s has been awarded a $1.6 million federal grant to provide services and support to children and families who have experienced psychological trauma.
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 […]
Hooray for King Elementary School, an Akron Public School in the Firestone Cluster, for having fun and raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital with a pajama party Jan. 17. The 12 members of King’s Student Council, which includes 6th and 7th-graders, typically organize one school-wide pajama day each year. Students and even some of the […]