From traveling teams to 2-a-day practices, the summer sports season can be grueling for kids. Carolyn Penrod, MD, from Akron Children’s Hospital Urgent Care in Boston Heights, offers these tips on keeping your young athlete safe and having fun. Communicate Your child should tell you immediately if something hurts or doesn’t feel right. “Kids are […]
Local family is glad Akron Children’s emergency and spine care is so close
Childhood is a time of exploring, climbing, jumping and living carefree. When things don’t go quite right, the Ehrhart family of New Middletown is thankful there’s Akron Children’s ER. “We’ve been to the Akron Children’s ER about once a month for the past 18 months for one thing or another,” said Joni Ehrhart, mom […]
Tips to treat bug bites
Summer is here, and kids are finally playing outside! This is also the time of year when they get insect bites and stings. Here are some tips from pediatric urgent care physician Carolyn Penrod, MD, to help treat those bites, or better yet, prevent them. Prevention “The best way to ‘treat’ an insect bite or […]
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