While most people associate arthritis with older adults, about 300,000 children in the U.S. have juvenile arthritis. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Mary Toth detailed everything you would want to know about this chronic condition – from who gets it to how it’s treated and whether there’s hope for a cure.
Archives for July 2015
A recently approved cystic fibrosis drug has been garnering headlines. The drug, called Orkambi and manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, treats the underlying cause of CF and could potentially help half of the entire CF population.
With the summer’s constant rain and intermittent hot and humid weather, the risk of heat illness is a big concern as we approach preseason training. Acclimatization is key to preventing heat stroke.
When I read about the work that Dr. Richard Hertle did for the children with vision problems in India, it hit home to me how fortunate we are to have him caring for my son Hunter’s eyesight. This access to excellent care in our backyard is the small miracle.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced this week it’s adopting recent recommendations from the National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion Summit Task Force to reduce the risk of concussion and head impact exposure.
Recent studies have shown the cumulative effect of taking multiple hits to the head increases a player’s risk for a concussion.
I grew up seeing cars every day. My dad owns an auto body repair shop. But there is vehicle that always stops me in my tracks, brings a tear to my eye, and a prayer to my heart – Akron Children’s transport van.