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LOPen delivers smiles, rocks the night away

Brother Trouble played an impromptu concert for patients in our cancer and blood disorders clinic.

What originally began in 2003 as a golf outing to raise awareness for Akron Children’s Hospital has raised more than $500,000 for our Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Now in its 13th year, the annual LOPen charity event, created by Phil Lopez and Brad Croce, once again featured live concerts and […]

Vertigo, dizziness can point to life-threatening conditions

Jason Day struggled with vertigo throughout the recent U.S. Open Championship.

When you hear about dizziness in young athletes, they may be pointing to life-threatening conditions, such as a tumor or heart problem. A complete workup is necessary to rule these things out before a diagnosis of vertigo can be made.

When and how to use short-term asthma control medications

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Now that school is out, it may be a little bit easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning. The final days of school spent battling spring fever while taking exams have been replaced by swimming, playing ball and just running around the backyard in search of adventure. But for as many […]

Know the role of long-term asthma control medications

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While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.

Summer is time to get your sports physicals

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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 […]