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Every morning, 17-year-old Israel begins his day by lifting weights and, on alternate days, adding in a two-mile run. Then, it’s time for a hearty breakfast fit for any teen bulking up for football season – four or five eggs, bacon and two slices of toast. Israel Escobedo, a high school senior, then flips open … continue reading
When kids and adults alike come into contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to stop germs from spreading. Don’t underestimate the power of hand-washing, says Dr. Reshmi Basu, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician. “Besides getting an influenza vaccine, … continue reading
With election season here, it’s hard to miss the onslaught of media coverage and chatter about political issues and candidates. While this is an important time for our country, it can be overwhelming for parents wondering how to talk to kids about politics. “Politics are front and center right now, making it a great time … continue reading
For two weeks this summer, Leanne Ho, a senior at Oxford Academy in Cypress, immersed herself in the fascinating world of biotechnology and medical device innovation and entrepreneurship. She was one of 57 sophomore through senior high school students from five different Orange County school districts who participated in the Medical, Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship … continue reading
We understand how important it is to visit loved ones during a hospitalization, especially a child’s. However, for the safety of our patients, families, physicians and staff, CHOC Children’s strictly enforces limited visitation on our campus during times such as flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our pediatric psychologists and child life specialists have teamed … continue reading
As temperatures begin to cool and the community prepares for Halloween celebrations, CHOC Children’s experts provide the following recommendations for how to celebrate Halloween safely amid COVID-19. “Celebrating holidays such as Halloween is a treasured part of childhood, and we want all children and families to make special memories together. It’s important to heed safety … continue reading