09/16/20

CHOC patients meet with legislators for advocacy week

CHOC Children’s patients Zachary and Jennifer, along with their families, recently participated in virtual meetings with legislators as part of ongoing advocacy efforts. “Each family met virtually with their members of U.S. Congress to discuss the importance of prioritizing children’s healthcare,” says Rachel Rolnicki, CHOC’s director of government affairs. “Especially now, both families felt it … continue reading

09/15/20

Respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la telemedicina

En esta época de grandes desafíos, aquí en CHOC Children’s nuestra meta es brindar tranquilidad a los padres de familia cuando se trata del cuidado de la salud y del bienestar de sus hijos. La atención médica a los niños, ya sean exámenes físicos, vacunas o acceso a especialistas, es fundamental. Por esa razón, nuestras … continue reading

09/14/20

A magical emergency department visit

When 3-year-old Vinny and his mom Nikki visited CHOC Children’s for the first time, they didn’t expect a calming experience thanks to a magic show, or that staff would go above and beyond to make them feel comfortable.    Vinny had a fever, and his pediatrician suspected pneumonia. After a few days of antibiotics, the fever returned, prompting his trip to the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department … continue reading

09/14/20

A gain against pain

A child, resting in bed, fires up her 7-inch tablet and opens an app. She selects from a variety of cartoon avatars — such as a panda or penguin — and backgrounds that include a colorful ocean floor with fish and other sea creatures. Game on. But this isn’t a typical game. It’s a kid-friendly … continue reading

09/14/20

Activity ideas for kids during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children are spending more time at home than usual. Here’s a roundup of what parents and caregivers can do to keep kids occupied during this time. Online learning The Orange County Department of Education has created a roundup of free resources to help students supplement other materials that are being … continue reading

09/04/20

CHOC rare disease expert stresses importance of newborn screening

From just a tiny sample of blood, a lab can test for 35 rare diseases in newborns that if left undetected could lead to seizures, developmental delays, permanent brain damage or death. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month and Dr. Jose Abdenur, director of CHOC’s metabolic laboratory, stresses the importance of these newborn screenings in … continue reading

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