Each year, respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, is responsible for about 58,000 hospitalizations and 100 – 500 deaths among children younger than 5 years of age. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent health advisory about the rise of RSV, it’s important for parents to know the signs, symptoms and when to take action. “The […]
I had a gut feeling at home that something was wrong with my 10-week-old son, Malachi, so I had my husband, Kyle, go check on him. He brought Malachi to me — barely breathing and lifeless. Both of us are in the medical field — I’m a nurse, and he’s a EMT/firefighter. It’s hard to separate […]
My son has had multiple visits and extended stays at Akron Children’s. He has a condition that requires multiple specialists as well.
There are an alarming number of preterm births in the U.S., with more than a half million babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) each year. And for reasons unknown, African Americans experience the highest rate of prematurity at 17.1 percent.
When Ambrazae was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at birth, her parents knew they were going to have many obstacles ahead. To show thanks to for the care Ambrazae, 1, has received at Akron Children’s Hospital, she will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Respiratory therapist Christine Loomis sees Akron Children’s Hospital from both sides of the patient care experience.