High-risk asthma patients at Akron Children’s who live in Summit, Medina and Portage counties are eligible for a collaborative program that is bridging the gap between the hospital and home to help families identify and address potential environmental asthma triggers. Known as the Managing Asthma Triggers at Home (MATH) Program, it’s a collaboration between Akron […]
Kellie Svendsen, pulmonary function tech in the Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center, was recently honored with The PHIL (Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs) Award for excellence in respiratory therapy. The PHIL award is the only nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for […]
When it comes to summer camp, kids are literally in for a treat. (Just think about those gooey s’mores!). Whether overnight or day camp, the experience offers kids a chance to make friends, learn new skills, become more independent, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! We are thankful for the many groups in our region […]
Asthma has played a defining role in the young life of 13-year-old Kiniaya Parham. It often causes her and her mother, Eugenia Davis, to have sleepless nights. She has an inhaler, a spacer, and a nebulizer and takes several medications, including a nasal spray and eye drops, to control her symptoms. Still, she has visited […]
Ever since Debbie Ouellette, nurse coordinator in Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center, was a little girl, she liked to dance. She planned to be a ballet dancer, but by the time she reached high school, her aspirations changed. Instead, Debbie earned a nursing degree in college, but continued dancing for fun and fitness. In […]
While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.