For 32 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has been presented to the community by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital. It is the commitment of the volunteers that has made the festival a successful event that draws more than 250,000 attendees every year.
Archives for November 2013
In Summit County, 47 percent of infant deaths from 2000-2009 were attributable to preterm birth. One key treatment is progesterone, a hormone that has been clinically shown to reduce the risk of preterm birth by as much as 35 to 45 percent for moms who are at risk.
Dr. Ananth Murthy, director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Akron Children’s, recently presented at the hospital’s annual Adolescent Medicine Update about the multifactorial challenges in treatment of disorders of the breast which affect both teenage girls and boys.
Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the four major ligaments in the knee, are one of the most common injuries in young athletes.
The “Jedi Gino” tree was created in memory of 10-year-old Gino Altieri, who passed away June 2012 after a two-year battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft muscle tissue.
Just as coaches follow return-to-play guidelines when it comes to concussions, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines about returning to the classroom as well.