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 […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
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 […]
COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and has disrupted so many of our lives as we know it. For kids, the uncertainty of what this school year will bring, their activities cancelled or severely modified, mandatory mask wearing and social distancing has left some feeling scared, anxious or at the very least unhappy. Stress […]
One of the few things more difficult than treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy is having to deliver the news of the diagnosis to a patient family. Duchenne MD is the most severe form of muscular dystrophy and is typically diagnosed in childhood. The disease affects a protein that is important for keeping muscle fibers intact. In […]
On August 31, the world pauses to remember all those who have been impacted by substance use disorders. International Overdose Awareness Day, which works to raise awareness of overdoses and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, is a reminder that addiction impacts children as well as adults. “As we remember our loved ones who have […]
Returning to school for the 2020-21 school year is going to be anything but normal and will look at lot different than in years past. As COVID-19 cases continue to remain high across Ohio, many districts are moving to online instruction. Videoconferencing tools, such as Zoom or WebEx, can enhance student-teacher interactions while students learn […]