08/11/20

The importance of well-checks during COVID-19

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

08/05/20

Breastfeeding during COVID-19

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

07/30/20

How donating plasma after COVID-19 can help others

For Steve Emfinger, donating his blood plasma at CHOC Children’s was fast, painless and a way to give meaning to his battle with COVID-19. “It was very simple,” he said. “And to know it’s helping kids is very cool.” Registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CHOC Children’s Blood Bank is available to … continue reading

07/22/20

CHOC teen advisers encourage peers to wear masks during COVID-19

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some teens are struggling with staying home more than usual, disappointment over canceled events, and wearing masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public for those over age 2. The governor of California has mandated that face coverings be worn by … continue reading

07/22/20

Summer safety tips from your pediatrician

Kids are still kids, even during a pandemic – they play, they get sick and sometimes they get hurt. We spoke to Dr. Angela Dangvu, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician, about what parents can do to keep kids safe this summer. COVID-19 precautions With no vaccine currently available, the best way to prevent illness is to … continue reading

07/21/20

Reducing childhood obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that all parents want to keep their children healthy and safe. Although COVID-19 affects different people in different ways, research has shown that obesity puts children – and adults – at increased risk of severe illness. According to 2016 data from the Let’s Get Healthy California task force, 20.2% of children age 0-5 … continue reading

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