Following a summer accident, a Canfield family is thankful treatment was available locally. On July 11, 2019, Brock Baker fell out of a tree house, breaking his arm. When his friend called Brock’s mother, Kym, she told him to go to Akron Children’s Hospital Emergency Department in Boardman. Kym works for the hospital as director […]
After a long winter, baseball and softball players are eager to hit the field. As we celebrate National Athletic Training Month in March, Akron Children’s certified athletic trainers like Mark Stefanik are dedicated to helping baseball and softball players stay well throughout the season. “The most common injuries I see for baseball and softball players […]
Many area youth athletes are working hard right now to be the best baseball players possible and there’s a lot at stake for these youngsters. Baseball is a very competitive sport and with college and pro careers on the line, many of these kids are looking for that edge in the weight room. But even […]
When the Cleveland Indians acquired highly touted relief pitcher Andrew Miller in a trade with the New York Yankees last season, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) pediatric nurse practitioner Denise Stoneman was one of the first to hear about it. She had an inside source, former Mahoning Valley Scrapper Ben Heller, who happened to be […]
Just like the Tribe, baseball is always on the minds of our staff. Because their mitts never go home, lunchtime “breakball” really did the body good for Drs. Ravi Karnani, Erik White and nurse Emily Brown from our center for allergy & immunology. The stress of the World Series actually keeps Dr. Karnani and Emily from […]
Dr. Christopher Liebig, a sports medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of pitch counts and proper mechanics for young pitchers on a recent WFMJ-TV news segment.