05/18/20

How to help kids that are afraid of masks due to COVID-19

By Dr. Marni Nagel, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s It is normal for children to have fears. Some kids are afraid of the dark, some are afraid of monsters and others are afraid of masks. We are experiencing an unprecedented time, full of uncertainty, which can make previous fears even stronger or bring on new … continue reading

05/18/20

I’m a pediatrician. Here’s what I want you to know about vaccines.

By Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician Proper vaccination is important for all people, but especially infants and babies. When children follow the recommended immunization schedule outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), they are better protected against potentially life-threatening diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, your CHOC pediatrician’s office is a safe, socially … continue reading

05/18/20

Is it OK to skip your child’s checkup if they’re healthy?

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05/15/20

The most common summer injuries that bring kids to the emergency department

Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC Children’s. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety … continue reading

05/14/20

I’m a pediatric dentist. Here’s what I want parents to know about dental care during COVID-19.

By Dr. Richard Mungo, chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC Children’s At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They may trip playing hopscotch and crack a tooth or cause harm to the soft tissues … continue reading

05/13/20

One nurse’s thank you letter to a former patient

By Amanda Paragas, registered nurse, CHOC Children’s cardiovascular intensive care unit The CHOC Children’s RN Residency Program is a 17-week program that is specifically customized to meet the requirements of the new nursing graduate to be successfully transitioned to becoming a professional pediatric nurse. Here, a recent RN Residency Program graduate pens a thank you … continue reading

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