Stephanie and Rich Abatangelo are busy working parents of four children, ages 3 to 10. She’s a teacher and he’s in law enforcement, so they should be able to handle anything, right? Tell that to COVID-19. The family spent two weeks in the clutches of the virus as it hit mom and dad hard. And while none of the kids had any symptoms, […]
Should I get my child tested for COVID-19?
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, it can cause worry for parents if their child comes down with COVID-19 symptoms. Akron Children’s Hospital’s infectious disease physician, Eric Robinette, MD, MPH advises that the best first step is to keep your child home and contact your child’s primary care physician for advice. “Talk with your […]
What should I do if my child is exposed to COVID-19?
If you get the call that your child may have been exposed to COVID-19, being proactive and knowing what to do can help slow the spread of the virus. First, it’s important to know that you generally need to be exposed – in close contact – to a person who has COVID-19 while they are […]
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 […]
When will a vaccine be ready for my child?
The information in this post was updated at the time of publishing. Details are changing. Be sure to check back frequently for updates. As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, many parents are eager to learn when more vaccines will become available to others, especially their children. Dr. Eric Robinette, infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s […]
Raising baby in a pandemic: How to reduce anxiety and keep her safe
Whether you’re becoming a parent for the first time or the fourth, the days and weeks immediately following your baby’s birth can be as overwhelming as they are joyful and exciting. Add the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix and it’s a whole new ballgame in which no one wanted to participate. New parents alike are […]
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