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If the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, stress and uncertainty for grownups, consider how troubling it may be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more about the virus than grownups think. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety from adults around them. … continue reading
By Megan Swinford, social worker, Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s Speak to any parent, and you’ll gain insight into the roller-coaster ride they’ve been on the past several months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents have adapted to having their children at home full-time while balancing their own work schedule, virtual learning, and have essentially … continue reading
An upcoming well-check appointment for her teenage son had slipped Courtney Berney’s mind until her CHOC Children’s pediatrician called her one day with a reminder. “I didn’t even remember that we had a well-check,” she says. “I did ask if we should still go, even with COVID-19 happening.” Dr. Eric Ball gave Courtney an overview … continue reading
We know how alarming it can feel for parents to hear news reports about a medical emergency known as acute flaccid myelitis. This Q&A with CHOC Children’s pediatric experts offers answers to your frequently asked questions, including what to do if you suspect your child has acute flaccid myelitis. What is acute flaccid myelitis? Acute … continue reading
We understand how stressful it can be to navigate life as a new parent. With the added anxiety brought on by COVID-19, we want to share trusted information to breastfeeding mothers who are COVID-19 positive or suspected positive, on whether their milk is still safe and beneficial for their baby. COVID-19 is a new disease … continue reading
By Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist; Baleska Alfaro, licensed marriage and family therapist; and Dr. Ava Casados and Dr. Sarah Ruiz, post-doctoral fellows at CHOC Children’s For some people, making an appointment with a mental health provider may be a personal and independent decision. For others, the decision to seek therapy services may be influenced … continue reading