Over the past year, COVID-19 has disrupted just about every aspect of our lives — from virtual school to work-at-home orders to canceled social and sporting events. So it’s no surprise many families are desperate to get their lives back to some form of normalcy in this New Year. With millions of vaccinations being distributed […]
The delta variant and kids: What parents need to know
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 locally, our children are vulnerable to infection. Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s, answers parents’ questions about the COVID-19 delta variant and insights into how close […]
After a career of fearless infection fighting, Dr. Blaise Congeni plans a relaxing retirement
If one memory can shape a person’s life, it’s the recollection that Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of pediatric infectious disease and pediatric infectious disease specialist, has of his grandfather. “My childhood memory of my grandfather is that he signed his paychecks with an ‘x,’ Dr. Congeni said. “He was illiterate. Both my parents are second-generation […]
New pediatric infectious disease physician Dr. Scott Pangonis likens his role to a medical detective
Much like Hugh Laurie in the TV medical drama, “House,” Dr. Scott Pangonis plays medical detective when it comes to evaluating, diagnosing and managing children with complex medical issues. As Akron Children’s newest pediatric infectious disease physician, he tackles health mysteries using a systemic approach to search for answers about whether or not a child’s […]
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