Ericka Talley is a single mother fighting cancer. Raising four children on her own, she can use all the help she can get – and one of the most welcome helpers in her life is Allison Lantz, an Akron Children’s Hospital nurse practitioner in Warren City Schools. The 45-year-old mom found herself in and out […]
Don’t be left on the sideline. Get your sports physical now.
Believe it or not, now is the best time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15% to 20% of the time one is found — it gives providers plenty of time to address it […]
Urgent Care online scheduling is now available
Akron Children’s is making it easier for families by offering online scheduling at our 4 Urgent Care locations. For your added convenience, you can now schedule a time that works best for you and avoid potential wait times that can occur with walk-in appointments. In addition, you can schedule sports physicals online, which are now […]
Return to play: Is it safe to let kids play sports following a COVID diagnosis?
If your child is itching to return to the soccer field or basketball court following a bout with COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to let them. A growing body of evidence suggests moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in adults may cause lasting damage to the heart muscle raising concerns about the risks […]