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Akron Children’s offering sports physicals without appointments for a limited time

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With summer in full swing, now is the ideal time to get your preseason sports physical. Don’t wait until the day before practice starts because 15 percent of the time we find a medical issue that needs to be addressed.

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 […]

Boardman Subaru shares the love with Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley through national campaign

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Thanks to the generosity of Subaru buyers in the Mahoning Valley, Akron Children’s Hospital received a donation of more than $30,000. The donation was part of the 7th annual Subaru Share the Love campaign, in which Subaru of America donates $250 for every vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 21 to Jan. 2 to charitable organizations.

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.

Wrestlers help “ring” in the holidays (Video)

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WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston and Natalya stepped out of the ring to share some holiday joy with the patients at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Arranged with the help of WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia and the LOPEN Charity events, they also brought presents, signed autographs, shared pet photos and […]

New overuse injury impacts young pitchers

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Dr. Christopher Liebig, a sports medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of pitch counts and proper mechanics for young pitchers on a recent WFMJ-TV news segment.