Turn no child away for any reason. It’s one of three core promises at Akron Children’s Hospital and for donor, Leonard “Lenny” Fisher, it’s a promise that hits close to home. “From a very young age, I watched my parents and the way they treated people,” said Lenny. “My mother would never turn anybody away who […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Cases documented during last year’s flu season were the lowest in recorded history — by a wide margin. Medical professionals alike have never seen anything like it. Last winter, mandates were enforced to help stop the spread of COVID-19: from masks and social distancing to virtual school to cancelled large events. An unforeseen positive side […]
It started more than 5 years ago when a patient asked Dr. Katrina Lindsay how he could meet other kids who were like him. Since then, T.I.C. (Together in the Community) Night Out, a social event for Dr. Lindsay’s patients in her Tics and Tourette Service has grown and the fun has spread from […]
Looking at Dana Dawson’s babies today, no one would guess they started their lives with an extended hospital stay. Weighing about 12 pounds each at just 5 months old, the mom of four said, “They’re chunky and love to laugh.” The bouncing baby boys, Amari and Kaiden, spent their first 53 days at Akron Children’s […]
As of today, 4,400 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). While numbers help us gauge the spread and severity of COVID-19, they don’t tell the whole story of how this virus impacts patients, especially the most vulnerable. After suffering a severe brain injury at birth, Ryland […]
The last academic school year was anything but normal and caused a significant increase in mental health concerns among children, teens and families alike. With a new school year almost in session and the pandemic still impacting our communities, worries about health, class assignments, peer interactions and upcoming schoolwork can arise. For some kids, it […]