At age 2, Peyton Domers took a fall very typical of toddlers, but the swelling of her right knee led her parents to worry that something else may be going on. An ER visit followed. The knee was not fractured, and over the next few weeks, a bacterial infection, lupus and other causes were ruled […]
If you saw Molly Norris chasing a soccer ball or celebrating a win with her teammates on Manchester High School girls’ soccer team, you would never know the she has been facing serious health challenges since age 2.
While most people associate arthritis with older adults, about 300,000 children in the U.S. have juvenile arthritis. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Mary Toth detailed everything you would want to know about this chronic condition – from who gets it to how it’s treated and whether there’s hope for a cure.
Last year, 13-year-old Kiarah Harris’ life was anything but calm as she fought a life-threatening case of pneumonia at Akron Children’s Hospital. It was during this time that doctors diagnosed her with a chronic, auto-immune disorder.
Juvenile arthritis is the most common rheumatic disease in children, affecting 1 in 1,000 kids. But thanks to advances in treatment, most kids with juvenile arthritis can lead active lives.
Does your child wake up in the middle of the night crying and complaining that his legs hurt? If so, it could be growing pains. But how can you be sure?