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Photo gallery: 2015 Kids Are Number One Run

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More than 1,000 runners, walkers and dogs participated in the day’s festivities, and many more friends and family members joined them for the fun and fitness-oriented activities in Perkins Square Park. The event raised $10,000 for Akron Children’s social work department and a picnic for patients and families affected by cerebral palsy. If you were […]

Internet can be a “virtually” dangerous place for children (Video)

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Bullies, predators and other dangers facing children are increasingly using the Internet to make their presence felt. In this video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program, offers tips on when children may be ready for an Internet-capable device, and what parents can do to protect kids when they start tapping away on their new cell phone.

Team approach is the key to treating Turner syndrome (Video)

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Although short stature is a hallmark of Turner syndrome, this and other symptoms can be well-managed, especially with early detection. Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of working with a multidisciplinary team to care for girls affected by this condition.

Make the right moves to avoid dance injuries (Video)

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Dedication and hard work are ideal qualities in a young dancer, but can also lead to injury concerns without proper precautions. In this video, Dr. Patrick Riley, Jr., discusses typical overuse injuries in dancers and how to prevent them.

Rosy cheeks may be a sign of fifth disease (Video)

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Known for the “slapped cheek” appearance of a red rash, fifth disease is a relatively benign, yet common, disease affecting children. In this video, Dr. Rachana Sripathi, a pediatrician at the Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrics office in Ravenna, offers guidance when for caring for children affected by this condition.

Online Rewind: Top 10 YouTube videos of 2014

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Celebrities, superheroes and childhood health concerns were on the minds of visitors to Akron Children’s YouTube channel in 2014. The channel recorded a record 213,318 views. Here are our top 10 most viewed videos for the year. 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Second Set of Mono Mono Twins Arrive (WEWS) 3. Breastfeeding in Public 4. […]