The Mitochondrial Toxicity of Prescription Pharmacopoeia
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The Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurology Division provides neurological evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system for infants, children and teens.
Led by Dr. Bruce H. Cohen, who specializes in metabolic and mitochondrial diseases, their child neurologists use advanced technology to ensure accurate diagnoses for the best outcomes. The Pediatric Neurology Division at Akron Children's Hospital combines counseling, medication and intervention techniques, such as ketogenic diet recommendations and advice on avoiding triggers, to improve your child’s quality of life.
On Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 6 P.M. EDT watch a presentation by Dr. Cohen about the Toxicity of Prescription Pharmacopoeia as it relates to Mitochondrial Disease.
Mitochondria, which are present in every cell of the body except red blood cells, are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. The failure of mitochondria can cause children to lose motor control, suffer from pain and weakness, have gastro-intestinal problems, swallowing difficulties, heart problems, liver disease, diabetes, developmental delays and other complications.
Mitochondrial disease affects an estimated 1 in 2,000 people.