A large city on lockdown. Flights suspended. A rising death toll … a global health emergency. The headlines are anxiety-producing, even for those oceans away from the epicenter of this health crisis. The spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, a major industrial city in East-Central China in December, is […]
Cases of measles in the United States, now topping 700, have climbed to their highest level in 25 years. The extremely-contagious disease was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. So what explains the recent outbreaks? According to Dr. John Bower, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, recent outbreaks in the […]
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.