Last winter, my son Dominic had fevers for about 14 days straight. We were told that it was viral, so we kept on it and also switch to a new doctor at Akron Children’s – Dr. (Jackie) Lickliter in the Boardman office. He was having severe head pain that was also affecting his vision. My […]
Just a few years ago the incidence of Lyme disease was relatively low in Ohio. But today, it’s a very different story according to Blaise Congeni, MD, director of pediatric infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I’m getting calls literally every day related to Lyme disease,” said Dr. Congeni. The statistics are startling: in 2010, […]
Thirteen retired members of our medical staff gathered recently to be recognized for their contributions through the years. “This is a celebration,” said Bill Considine, president and CEO. “We could tell stories about life’s journeys through the work and service of all of you. We couldn’t do the work we’re doing today without you. I’m […]
Each year, the flu vaccine is tweaked to address what doctors believe will be the most common and concerning strains of flu. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of receiving the vaccine, as well as a new a new version that is […]
Although it has flu-like symptoms, bacterial meningitis is a fast-moving infection with potentially serious outcomes, particularly for infants and teens.