Keeping Your Family Healthy While in Quarantine | Dr. Kate Atkinson | May 13th, 2020 | MD for Moms Radio

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The Nuñez family works out together while being quarantined for two weeks at their home during the COVID-19 outbreak, April 2, 2020Photo attribution: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez

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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Family Physician Dr. Kate Atkinson about the impact of being quarantined on a family. Having lived it for the last two months, we all know that being cooped up together impacts each member of a household differently. Some are struggling emotionally, and others are experiencing physical issues or both. We explore how to help one another cope as well as how to differentiate between a normal and an excessive reaction to the stress most of us are feeling. We also delve into topics such as how to support the immune system and naturally boost mood and improve health. 

There has been a lot of news in the last week with contradictory information about whether it is beneficial to wear a mask (spoiler, it is – wearing a mask protects others from you and likely has protective benefits for you also) and also if there is a utility to wearing gloves.  As more states are opening up, there is understandable confusion about whether we can comfortably relax the currently rigid safety protocols that we have all been abiding by for the last two months. Dr. Atkinson reviews how to keep our families safe with practical and evidence-based suggestions and steps. She also explains when you may need to see a physician in person and why sometimes virtual visits work just as well. 

We also review the scary new information coming out about children getting sick with what may be a COVID19-related illness. What does this mean for our kids and what should we as parents look for? Can we do anything beyond what we are already doing to protect our kids? What does a ‘Kawasaki-like illness’ mean? Learn the answers and more on this week’s valuable and informative show. 

 

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Learn more about my guest Dr. Kate Atkinson:

Dr. Kate Atkinson, headshot
Dr. Kate Atkinson, headshot

Dr. Kate Atkinson runs a primary care, integrative/collaborative practice in Western Massachusetts. Her real passion is teamwork, providing high-quality health care with a collaborative multi-disciplinary team of professionals to look inside and outside of the box.

Having worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years, Dr. Kate then went to the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass’s Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Kate is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. When she isn’t doctoring she enjoys Spinning, crossword puzzles, and her 4 lively children.

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