Dr. Rachida Bouhenni, scientific and operations director for the Center for Vision Science Research at Akron Children’s, is working on a new treatment for congenital pediatric glaucoma, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that can lead to blindness in children. Currently, the only treatment available is surgery. Dr. Bouhenni wants to change that. […]
Worldwide pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. In the developing world, more than 25% of children will have an episode of pneumonia during the first 5 years of life, resulting in more than 1.9 million deaths per year. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) has […]
Those who have had a chance to work with Bill Considine, CEO, might say, “He wrote the book on leadership.” Now, that’s literally true. Mr. Considine recently published “Leadership,” which draws on his experiences over the past 38 years at the hospital’s helm sharing his personal insights on how to become a trusted and inspiring […]
From day 1, Abigail “Abby” MacCurtain had 2 distinct features – a bright smile and noisy breathing. While her trademark smile brought joy, her noisy breathing took her on a medical journey that, ultimately, brought her from Boston to the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. At the time, new parents Greg […]
A neonate breathes with the assistance of a mechanical ventilator – the lifeline of a fragile newborn. As his chest rises and falls, an onlooker may not realize that the child is actually customizing every breath he takes – how fast, how deep, how long – thanks to a cutting-edge ventilation technology called Neurally Adjusted […]
Happily living in New York City and working as a hospital administrator, life couldn’t have been better for 28-yar-old Claire “Missy” Geisler – that is until mitochondrial disease changed everything.
Missy, who is now 49, was diagnosed 10 years ago with mitochondrial myopathy, a common disease in patients with a primary mitochondrial disorder.