He’s got a made-for-TV smile and a spirit that just won’t quit. When 8-year-old John Lamm walks, runs, plays hockey and even breakdances around his hometown of Girard, Ohio, you wouldn’t know about the difficult odds he overcame; nor the 29 surgeries he’s endured. As documented in a popular 30-second television commercial for Akron Children’s […]
It’s no secret childhood obesity in this country is a growing problem. In the United States, about 12.7 million children and adolescents are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 9 percent of babies and children up to age 5 are obese, compared to 17.5 percent of kids aged 6 to […]
Jackson Straits has defied the odds. Diagnosed with non-immune fetal hydrops at 27 weeks gestation, this often fatal form of prenatal heart failure caused Jackson to develop fluid around his heart. Strong family faith along with the care of 3 Akron Children’s specialists came together to give him the best chance at life.
After a brief tour of Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, mom-to-be Megan Postak turned to her husband, Mark, and said, “These nurses know what they are doing so I can go home and sleep.”
Dr. Haynes Robinson talks about his 50-year career, genetics, mummies, an 800-pound gorilla and his advice to doctors just starting out.
When we first met with Dr. Stewart in February, he said that while we would come back to see him, he would be referring us to a genetic counselor at Akron Children’s as well. I was a little confused as to why we would need to see a genetic counselor. We already knew our Peanut […]