I was shocked to see that the NHL is battling an outbreak of mumps — yes, the mumps. It’s a disease from my generation’s childhood that we in the medical community thought was kaput. Not so. It has affected a handful of teams, taking players completely off the ice for up to a week.
In 2009, Akron Children’s Hospital featured teen athlete Austin Weaver of Rootstown, Ohio, in one of its documentary-style TV commercials. The hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders had diagnosed then 13-year-old Austin with a severe type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the lymphatic system, which requires high doses of […]