A child’s first birthday is cause for celebration thanks to the impressive milestones he/she achieves and the parents who support the growth and development of their baby. Sadly, though, Ohio consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally for highest rates of infant mortality, or death of a child before his/her first birthday. In Summit County […]
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 […]
Hopeless is defined as a feeling or causing despair about something. After multiple complications and miscarriages, Marchelle Simms and her husband, Greg, knew the feeling all too well. It wasn’t until a chance visit from a high-risk specialist that Marchelle realized there was hope for moms like her. “My husband was in the Marine Corps […]
You can’t blame Celina Dennis for having a hard time pinpointing the best part of her “Pilot for a Day” experience at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station this week. Since June 2000, the Pilot for a Day program has given more than 60 children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to meet Reservists and receive a VIP, behind-the-scenes air base experience.
In this video, Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman of maternal-fetal medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the complications related to early arrivals, and what expectant parents can do to help ensure their pregnancy goes full term.