05/28/20

How living through a pandemic like COVID-19 can affect children’s mental health

By Dr. Heather Huszti, chief psychologist at CHOC Children’s, and Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Taking care of your mental health, and your children’s mental health, is particularly important during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic we’re currently living through. There are many possible risk factors affecting children during this time … continue reading

05/21/20

How are teens coping with changes brought on by COVID-19

Changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing have greatly impacted teens. They’re not in school or seeing friends in person, and many are struggling with the reality of missing milestones they had looked forward to celebrating, like graduation or prom. It’s normal for teens to feel anxious during this period of their lives, … continue reading

05/21/20

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19: What parents should know

While the majority of cases of COVID-19 in children result in no symptoms or mild symptoms, some hospitals have recently reported an increased  number of cases of children with a multisystemic inflammatory syndrome that shares many characteristics with Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disease of childhood that can affect blood vessels. The Centers for Disease Control and … continue reading

05/20/20

Answers to your most common telehealth questions

During these challenging times, CHOC Children’s is offering parents peace of mind when it comes to caring for their children’s health and well-being. All medical care for kids is essential, including well visits, immunizations and access to specialty care. That’s why we’ve kept our offices open with additional safety measures in place and why we are … continue reading

05/20/20

4 water safety tips for a safe summer

As temperatures start to rise and with stay-at-home orders in effect, your family may be spending more time at the pool than ever before. However, many swimming lessons have been canceled with city and private swim schools closed, which leaves parents with the ultimate responsibility for teaching their children water safety. Keep these water safety … continue reading

05/18/20

How to help kids that are afraid of masks due to COVID-19

By Dr. Marni Nagel, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s It is normal for children to have fears. Some kids are afraid of the dark, some are afraid of monsters and others are afraid of masks. We are experiencing an unprecedented time, full of uncertainty, which can make previous fears even stronger or bring on new … continue reading

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