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 […]
The end of summer was closing in on us and school would be starting back up but it would be a different end to summer for London and our family. I will never forget the night of Aug. 5 or the early morning of Aug. 6 as those days are etched in my memory forever. […]
Sara Mennen is a rare kind of nurse. Usually Akron Children’s nurses are either niched in the inpatient or outpatient setting and don’t do much crossover. But, that’s not the case for Sara, who spends 2 days a week as an inpatient float nurse and 2 days a week in the infectious disease clinic. The […]
Just a few years ago the incidence of Lyme disease was relatively low in Ohio. But today, it’s a very different story according to Blaise Congeni, MD, director of pediatric infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I’m getting calls literally every day related to Lyme disease,” said Dr. Congeni. The statistics are startling: in 2010, […]
By the time most patients receive the diagnosis of the bacterial infection Lemierre syndrome, they are extremely ill in the intensive care unit. But thanks to Dr. Shankar Upadhyayula, an infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, honor student Amanda Gamble had an early diagnosis and a quick recovery and is now back at Hudson […]
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.