The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.
We now know that simple changes in behavior, such as recycling trash and buying energy-efficient appliances, can make a difference in protecting our planet, especially for our children and grandchildren. But it’s taken time and education to raise awareness.
A spike in acute respiratory illness in children seems to be coinciding with the back-to-school season, and a small number of cases have been more severe.
We are so thankful for all of the care we got at Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center while I was pregnant with our son, Gabriel. When I was 30 weeks along in my pregnancy, I didn’t feel any movement. My OB did a non stress test and could barely capture his heart. His heart rate looked like Arabic on paper.