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 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 remember … continue reading

09/16/20

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

CHOC’s outdoor 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 on … continue reading

09/14/20

A magical emergency department visit

When 3-year-old Vinny and his mom Nikki visited CHOC 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 … 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; 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 COVID-19. … continue reading

09/02/20

Celebrate Labor Day safely: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer coming to a close, families are eager to get out of the house, enjoy the warm weather, and connect with friends and loved ones. While this feeling of restlessness can make it tempting to loosen our adherence to COVID-19 precautions, now is the time to continue doing the … continue reading

08/26/20

Back to virtual school: 10 tips to help kids transition after summer break

By Dr. Sabrina Stutz, a pediatric psychologist at CHOC As summer break comes to an end, kids and parents alike are faced with an uncertain transition back to school. While many children are starting the school year in a distance learning model, no one knows for sure what kinds of changes might take place in … continue reading

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