Trauma is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents under the age of 21 years. With summer in full swing and more opportunities to play outside, we must remember that accidents occasionally occur.
It was about 2 a.m. on the morning of April 30, 2012 when the emotion of becoming a father hit me.
Childhood leukemia was once considered an incurable disease. Today I am proud to say that children have an excellent chance to combat and even defeat all forms of leukemia.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 12,060 new cases of cancer are expected to arise in children 14 years old and younger this year, and over 30% of those cases will be childhood leukemia. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of leukemia in children and accounts for about 3 out of 4 cases of leukemia among children and teenagers.