Kelly Musick’s family is choosing to do its virtual Walk for Babies in the courtyard at Akron Children’s Hospital. That’s not only in the shadows of the NICU where Jacob and Benjamin Musick spent their first several weeks, but it’s also where their mother works as a nurse. The Musicks are this year’s Walk for […]
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.
If your child has ever had a fever, you know the wait for it to break can feel like forever. But, now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the wait may also bring more time to worry about what may be causing the fever in the first place. While much is still being learned about COVID-19, researchers and […]
Families who see specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Beeghly campus will find newly expanded outpatient space in Building A on their next visits. The newly completed 9,300 square feet at the hospital, located at 6505 Market St., features 20 exam rooms, three assessment rooms and staff work space. There is also a room set up […]
If and when kids return to the classroom this fall, kids can expect a whole list of guidelines to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Whether your child has started out in the classroom or you’re hoping she gets there soon, one of the most challenging precautions for kids will be wearing a […]
Patient families who may have fallen a little behind on their children’s vaccinations due to closures related to the coronavirus … it’s time to get back on track. Akron Children’s Hospital facilities are fully functional – with appropriate social distancing – and pediatricians are scheduling well visits and vaccinations. “Nothing is more important or impacts […]
It’s important to know the difference between “quarantine” because of a possible exposure to COVID-19 and “isolation” because a person is diagnosed and sick. Understanding these terms and following the guidance associated with each are critical steps for containing further spread. Dr. Hanna Lemerman, an Akron Children’s Hospital pediatrician in Fairlawn, explains how these terms […]