05/18/20

Is it OK to skip your child’s checkup if they’re healthy?

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05/15/20

The most common summer injuries that bring kids to the emergency department

Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC Children’s. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety … continue reading

05/14/20

I’m a pediatric dentist. Here’s what I want parents to know about dental care during COVID-19.

By Dr. Richard Mungo, chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC Children’s At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They may trip playing hopscotch and crack a tooth or cause harm to the soft tissues … continue reading

05/13/20

One nurse’s thank you letter to a former patient

By Amanda Paragas, registered nurse, CHOC Children’s cardiovascular intensive care unit The CHOC Children’s RN Residency Program is a 17-week program that is specifically customized to meet the requirements of the new nursing graduate to be successfully transitioned to becoming a professional pediatric nurse. Here, a recent RN Residency Program graduate pens a thank you … continue reading

05/13/20

How to help your teen cope with COVID-19 cancellations

By Dr. Mery Taylor, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s To high school seniors, schools being closed doesn’t equal a vacation – to them, this is time they won’t get back with their friends.  It’s normal for teens to feel anxious during this period of their lives, as they close one chapter and begin another. However, teens … continue reading

05/12/20

Nueve maneras de proteger contra la COVID-19 a niños con un sistema inmune comprometido

Sabemos lo espantoso que puede ser para los padres la pandemia de la COVID-19, especialmente aquellos con hijos considerados inmune debilitados. En estos momentos se desconoce el impacto pleno de COVID-19 en los niños, especialmente aquellos con un sistema inmune debilitado.  Sin embargo, la información, aun cuando limitada hasta ahora, muestra que la mayoría de … continue reading

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