Heading to the hospital can be scary and overwhelming for both kids and their parents. According to Akron Children’s pediatric hospitalist Michael McCabe, it helps to keep the lines of communication open among all involved. “We try to have some flexibility in how we initiate treatment plans,” Dr. McCabe said. “We don’t just say, this […]
Every third Saturday, new and expectant parents congregate at the South Arlington United Methodist Church in Akron. It looks like a big play date, but it’s actually part of a program designed to prevent birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. The program is Stork’s Nest, where clients earn points for attending educational sessions on preconception, […]
Eleven percent of school-age children in the United States are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or difficulty staying focused and paying attention. These numbers have increased by 53% in the last decade and continue to grow, according to Dr. John Bober, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “People have a lot […]
By the time most patients receive the diagnosis of the bacterial infection Lemierre syndrome, they are extremely ill in the intensive care unit. But thanks to Dr. Shankar Upadhyayula, an infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, honor student Amanda Gamble had an early diagnosis and a quick recovery and is now back at Hudson […]
When Lisa Broadway turned 40 this year, she wasted no time scheduling her first mammogram. Fortunately, she always stays on top of her preventative care because the radiologist found breast cancer in one breast.
During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.