Akron Children’s Hospital doesn’t just promise to treat each child as if its own, it’s the foundation as to how our hospital leaders, providers and staff interact and care for each and every patient. Akron Children’s incorporates family centered care, bringing together patients, families and providers to form a working partnership in the planning, delivery […]
Much like Hugh Laurie in the TV drama “House,” Dr. Abdulrazak Alali plays medical detective when it comes to evaluating, testing, diagnosing and counseling children and families as Akron Children’s newest pediatric clinical and biochemical geneticist. He tackles health mysteries as would a medical Sherlock Holmes, searching for answers about causes or inheritance of birth […]
Editor’s note: Dr. Robinson passed away July 24, 2017. “There are no limits but the sky” Don Quixote – Cervantes For years a statue of Don Quixote overlooked a desk piled high with microscope slides and stacks of articles. Like the statue, its owner is a little more worn around the edges than when he […]
I found out when I was about 20 weeks pregnant that Addison had a 2-vessel umbilical cord (SUA = single umbilical artery). All of the level 2 scans and high-risk doctors said she looked perfect, but we wouldn’t know until after she was born.
Actress Angelina Jolie revealed May 13 in the New York Times that she quietly had a preventive double mastectomy after a genetic test showed she carries a mutation in the hereditary breast/ovarian cancer gene BRCA1.
While colon cancer may be the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women, caught in time, it can be a very preventable disease. During National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, held each year in March, the Genetic Center at Akron Children’s Hospital encourages adults to learn more about their risk for this disease.