Although there are typically no signs or symptoms, a severe curvature of the spine can affect a teen’s quality of life as they grow into adulthood.
Archives for January 2014
If you try to tell 11-year-old Joe Gavriloff he can’t participate in sports because he’s deaf, he won’t listen. A starting lineman for the Kent All Ohio Youth Football Association, Joe’s team, the Rough Riders, participated in the league championship the past 2 years. This weekend, Joe will be rooting for the Seahawks and their […]
With Akron Children’s Hospital constantly growing and evolving, staff accountant Mark Zito says there’s always something new and exciting happening in his department.
James Dias is only 3 years old and has already had 5 surgeries. To say thanks for the great care he received, James’ mother has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.
Denise Mitchell was about 6 months pregnant when she began having complications during her pregnancy. A visit to the doctor led her to be diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening condition to both mother and baby.
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.