Keeping patients safe is a #1 priority at Akron Children’s and we accomplish this in a number of ways – from limiting our patients’ exposure to infectious illnesses to preventing falls and medication errors. With respiratory virus season upon us, the risk of spreading influenza and RSV to patients with other medical problems is a legitimate […]
With cold and flu season upon us, getting vaccinated should be at the top of your family’s to-do list this fall. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients, including young children and kids with chronic conditions, such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related deaths in […]
The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.
Although it has flu-like symptoms, bacterial meningitis is a fast-moving infection with potentially serious outcomes, particularly for infants and teens.
If it seems like there have been a few more empty seats in classrooms and offices lately, it may be another symptom of the early arrival of this year’s seasonal flu bug. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 22,048 flu cases nationwide from September 2012 through the end of […]
It’s flu season again. Is your family prepared? Do you know who should be vaccinated and when?