09/24/20

An innovative internship approach during COVID-19

A year ago, Jenae Vancura joined an elite group of college and high school students for a unique and innovative summer internship program at CHOC Children’s. The interns shadowed physicians, joined doctors on their rounds and attended meetings with a wide range of professionals in the medical field. The days were long. The work was … continue reading

09/23/20

Augustina’s heroic battle with COVID-19

When Augustina, then age 13, visited her doctor in early June because she wasn’t feeling well, she had no idea she’d be rushed to CHOC Children’s Hospital and spend the next two months fighting for her life. “My doctor told my dad that we needed to get to CHOC right away,” Augustina says. “I don’t … continue reading

09/16/20

What to expect from your child’s COVID-19 test at CHOC’s Outpatient Evaluation Center

CHOC Children’s outpatient evaluation center offers COVID-19 testing for children who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as well as children who require a test before an upcoming procedure. We understand that having a child undergo a COVID-19 test can be stressful for parents, so we’ve prepared this guide … 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

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

The link between COVID-19 and suicide: What parents should know

By Dr. Meredith Dennis, post-doctoral fellow at CHOC Children’s; and Alva Alvarez and Christopher Reeves, mental health social workers It is an understatement to say that living through the COVID-19 has been tough. For kids and teens already struggling with mental health issues like depression, their symptoms may have worsened with the added stress of … continue reading

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