Each year, respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, is responsible for about 58,000 hospitalizations and 100 – 500 deaths among children younger than 5 years of age. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent health advisory about the rise of RSV, it’s important for parents to know the signs, symptoms and when to take action. “The […]
To the Medical Staff: Fred Rogers was a gift. As a Presbyterian pastor in his beloved Pittsburgh, he demonstrated a quiet strength and extraordinary compassion for people – especially children. In May 1969, he made the case for PBS as a vehicle for childhood education. He extolled what matters to children: Their need to develop trust, […]
Gift of Life International (GOLI) is a non-profit organization that facilitates life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart disease who would otherwise not have access to care. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital partnered with GOLI for their first surgical mission in 2015. Through this partnership, our Akron Children’s team went to Haiti in November to help […]
Twelve-year-old Emily Kungli plans to raise as much money as she can for the 2nd annual Emily’s Sparkle Sprint. Named in her honor, this year’s event has taken the online route and become a virtual 5k to raise funds for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children’s Hospital (PICU).
Almost a year to the date of her daughter’s hospitalization and struggle to survive a life-threatening case of encephalitis, Gretchen Naumoff is planning a joyous 5K race to celebrate life and thank the caregivers in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.
Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.