06/24/20

Activity ideas for kids during COVID-19

With social distancing guidelines in effect, many schools closed and some childcare options unavailable, 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 … continue reading

06/23/20

What to expect at the Thompson Autism Center during COVID-19

Changes due to COVID-19 can be stressful for everyone, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Here are some tips from a CHOC psychologist on helping your child with autism understand and cope with COVID-19. Some families may be worried about going to a healthcare facility or doctor’s office during … continue reading

06/16/20

Tips for supporting your immune system through nutrition

By Rebecca Janda, registered dietitian at CHOC Children’s While practicing good hand hygiene and following guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious disease, nutrition plays an important role in optimizing immune health. Here are a few ways you can support your … continue reading

06/16/20

CHOC recognized as one of nation’s best children’s hospitals

CHOC Children’s is one of a select number of pediatric facilities nationwide to have been ranked today as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The following CHOC specialties are honored in the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: neonatology; cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology; and urology. Both orthopaedics … continue reading

06/16/20

Coronavirus: What parents should know

We know how frightening it may be for parents to hear news reports about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Get answers to your frequently asked questions – and some peace of mind – in this Q & A with CHOC Children’s infectious disease experts. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel … continue reading

06/15/20

Celebrate Father’s Day safely: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer right around the corner, families are eager to get out and connect with friends and loved ones. However, COVID-19 is still being transmitted in our community – and as people begin to socialize with others who don’t live in the same household and visit places that have opened, … continue reading

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