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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 […]

11 ways to help your child deal with springtime allergies

Approximately 1 in 5 children and adults suffer from springtime allergies.

After an especially harsh winter in Ohio, spring is finally here. Yet, all those pretty blooms can cause ugly problems for your child – in the form of springtime allergies.

A day in the life of a speech-language pathologist

Speech pathologist Shelly Vaughn with NICU patient Birce

As a part-time speech-language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Shelly Vaughn’s services are in high demand. Today, she’s at the Akron campus where her diverse skill set allows her to see a preemie in the NICU for feeding therapy and a teenager struggling with stuttering, all in the same day. On Wednesdays, she does outpatient […]

Distracted drivers aren’t getting the message (Video)

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At highway speeds, a car travels more than a football field in the time it takes a driver to send the average text message. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses texting and other distractions that create life-threatening situations for drivers and passengers alike.

Famous Idaho® Potato Truck Visits Akron Children’s

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A visit from the Famous Idaho® Potato Truck was an eye-opening experience for patients, families and employees at Akron Children’s Hospital. Children and adults alike giggled, stared and pulled out their phones to capture the sight of a 12,000 pound potato in front of Akron Children’s Hospital on Monday, July 29. This larger-than-life spud rolled […]