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Dr. Joffre Olaya, a CHOC pediatric neurosurgeon, was recently named one of Orange County’s 25 Most Influential by Modern Luxury magazine. In this Q&A, he shares more about what he’s learned from 2020, the privilege of caring for a vulnerable population, and his work with as medical advisory chair for Make-A-Wish Orange County and the … continue reading
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many students remain in a distance learning arrangement or hybrid model with at least some schooling taking place from home. An ergonomically correct remote learning setup is important because it can help prevent long-term problems with posture and help avoid discomfort. To help parents ensure their children and teens have the … continue reading
By Stephanie Chang, clinical dietitian at CHOC Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us are thinking about what we’re going to do for Thanksgiving 2020. You might be thinking: “We won’t be able to have the big family celebration with our extended family.” “We won’t be able to have a big potluck … continue reading
With brush and wildfires becoming more common in Southern California and many other parts of the world, it’s understandable that children may experience emotional distress, even if their home is not physically affected. Here are 11 tips from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and CHOC experts that can help parents and caregivers support kids … continue reading
By Laura Clapper, registered dietitian at CHOC Incorporating chickpeas – also known as garbanzo beans – a staple ingredient in hummus, into your family’s diet can result in a variety of health benefits. Health benefits of chickpeas Chickpeas have a soft creamy texture and a nutty, buttery taste. In addition to being filling, they offer … continue reading