When will COVID-19 end? Am I, or my parents, going to get sick? How will I fit in with my peers as I return to the classroom and social situations? With so many unanswered questions and anxiety surrounding the pandemic, the constant roller coaster of the past nearly 2 years has been difficult on all […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Your child has a sore throat, cough and fever. Is it COVID-19? Could it be the flu, or maybe just a cold? Viruses that infect the respiratory tract can cause any of these illnesses. All are contagious and share similar symptoms. Eric Robinette, MD, MPH, pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s Hospital, recommends parents be aware not only of […]
If you saw Elijah “Eli” Golden out on the football field marching with the McKinley High School Marching Band, you wouldn’t know he is hearing impaired. The sophomore drummer is keeping the beat by feeling the sound vibrations all around him. “If he can’t hear the music going on, that’s fine because he can feel […]
When you are a college decathlete, you are first to arrive at practice and the last to leave. After all, you have 10 events – from sprints and distance races, long and high jumps, hurdles, pole vault and discus and javelin throws – to master. Colin Roberts, 18, is not only thriving as a freshman […]
The delta variant has become the predominant cause of COVID-19 infection in Ohio and throughout the country. With cases and hospitalizations on the rise, our children are vulnerable to infection. Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s, answers parents’ top questions about the COVID-19 delta variant, the vaccine and ways to […]
MyChart is a simple, secure and convenient way for families to manage their health care — and now pay their bills. Akron Children’s is converting to MyChart Bill Pay Oct. 5th to make it easier than ever to pay your bills online via MyChart or as a guest if you do not have an account. […]