Shelley Walker, director of social work, always looks for the positive in every situation. She believes that people have the capacity to change, adapt to their circumstances and better themselves. It’s one of the reasons she wanted to become a hospital social worker. Early in her career, Shelley worked with a social worker who made […]
New neonatologist Karin Plummer Potoka, MD, FAAP loves caring for the tiniest patients in the Mahoning Valley area. Although she treats infants for a variety of conditions and birth defects, she has a passion for finding new and better ways to diagnose and treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious complication associated with chronic lung disease […]
When faced with complex challenges, kids like Courteney Boyle, 17, and her family depend on Akron Children’s Palliative Care team to coordinate care so she can spend less time in the hospital and more time being a teenager.
It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]