12/09/20

At-home activity ideas for families during COVID-19

Practicing physical distancing and being away from school, sports and friends can be difficult for families. During this time, it’s important to offer children and teens and abundance of opportunities for play and to spend meaningful time together. Experts from CHOC’s Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Department offer these engaging at-home activity ideas to do … continue reading

12/08/20

CHOC patient fulfills a final wish, shaves favorite CHOC staffer’s head

Daya Tamayo grabbed the electric clippers and prepared to go to town. “Could you remove the white hair too?” joked Jaime Serna, a CHOC staff member. Daya beamed as she began to give a buzz cut to Jaime, her close confidant and a patient engagement coach and educator in nursing administration at CHOC. Jaime was … continue reading

12/03/20

How to help a child who feels COVID-19 burnout

By Dr. Diana Graham and Dr. Christopher Min, pediatric psychologists at CHOC For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a “new normal” as efforts to curb the spread of the virus have changed what day-to-day life looks like. It can be difficult to balance maintaining our physical and mental health while also supporting … continue reading

12/01/20

Healthy snack ideas for the whole family

By Kelsey Childs, clinical dietitian at CHOC Does it seem like your children are snacking all the time? Do you find yourself snacking more during the pandemic as you work from home during COVID-19? You are not alone. With families spending more time than ever at home during the pandemic, many people have noticed an … continue reading

12/01/20

Navigating an epilepsy diagnosis and surgery: Geni’s story

Life was proceeding right on schedule for self-described “drama kid” Genevieve Masson. The 16-year-old, who goes by “Geni,” went to class, hung out with friends and spent time rehearsing musical theater at her high school. “It was really a normal, not-so-exciting life,” she says. But two years ago, when Geni was 14, something changed. A … continue reading

11/24/20

What we’re thankful for this year: 2020

Despite the countless challenges brought on by 2020, the physicians, nurses, staff, patients and donors that make CHOC a world-class pediatric healthcare system have retained a sense of gratitude. Several members of the CHOC community share what they are most thankful for this year. Kim Cripe, CHOC president and CEO “There are no words to … continue reading

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