People who meet Becky Brady, medical assistant in Akron Children’s Center for Allergy & Immunology, for the first time may not realize how good-humored she is. After all, the new patients she encounters often feel miserable by the time they come to the hospital for tests and treatment. For many of them, the last thing […]
When Lindsay Riley, patient services representative in allergy and immunology, took up running in 2011, she wanted to experience the excitement of an organized race. But as her life got busier, running became less about the competition and more of an outlet that gave her focus, determination and time for herself. When Lindsay did compete, […]
It’s that time of year again when the cold virus rears its ugly head. Cold season usually lines up with the start of the new school year and can begin as early as late August, early September. It’s also that time of year when pollen counts peak. Ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger in the […]
It’s that time of year, again. No, not gift-giving season; rather it’s allergy season. From April to October many children suffer from seasonal allergies, which often bring sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose and itchy, puffy eyes. If you’ve noticed that daily dose of antihistamine, nose spray and eye drops aren’t working as good as they did […]
As the autumn air becomes increasingly chilly, children tend to spend more time indoors. While this gives them a break from the pollens that cause outdoor allergies, the sneezing may continue if they have trouble with indoor allergies.