05/21/20

How are teens coping with changes brought on by COVID-19

Changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing have greatly impacted teens. They’re not in school or seeing friends in person, and many are struggling with the reality of missing milestones they had looked forward to celebrating, like graduation or prom. It’s normal for teens to feel anxious during this period of their lives, … continue reading

05/21/20

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19: What parents should know

While the majority of cases of COVID-19 in children result in no symptoms or mild symptoms, some hospitals have recently reported an increased  number of cases of children with a multisystemic inflammatory syndrome that shares many characteristics with Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disease of childhood that can affect blood vessels. The Centers for Disease Control and … continue reading

05/20/20

Answers to your most common telehealth questions

During these challenging times, CHOC is offering parents peace of mind when it comes to caring for their children’s health and well-being. All medical care for kids is essential, including well visits, immunizations and access to specialty care. That’s why we’ve kept our offices open with additional safety measures in place and why we are … continue reading

05/18/20

How to help kids that are afraid of masks due to COVID-19

By Dr. Marni Nagel, pediatric psychologist at CHOC It is normal for children to have fears. Some kids are afraid of the dark, some are afraid of monsters and others are afraid of masks. We are experiencing an unprecedented time, full of uncertainty, which can make previous fears even stronger or bring on new ones. … continue reading

05/18/20

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

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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 At CHOC, 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 of the … continue reading

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