06/16/20

CHOC recognized as one of nation’s best children’s hospitals

CHOC Children’s is one of a select number of pediatric facilities nationwide to have been ranked today as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The following CHOC specialties are honored in the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: neonatology; cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology; and urology. Both orthopaedics … continue reading

06/15/20

Celebrate Father’s Day safely: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer right around the corner, families are eager to get out and connect with friends and loved ones. However, COVID-19 is still being transmitted in our community – and as people begin to socialize with others who don’t live in the same household and visit places that have opened, … continue reading

06/15/20

I’m a pediatrician and parent. Here’s how my family is coping with COVID-19.

By Dr. Marshneil Chavan, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician After several months under stay at home orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that the normal way of life we knew a few months ago is not returning anytime soon. As a pediatrician I am constantly having to deal with uncertainties at work and … continue reading

06/12/20

Is it safe to send my kids back to day care?

By Dr. Rebecca Barros, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician Children generally have lower risk for severe infection from COVID-19 than adults. However, as communities implement gradual reopening efforts, many parents have questions on when it is safe to send kids back to day care. In order to guide daycares and schools, the Centers for Disease Control … continue reading

06/11/20

Helping your child overcome fears of visiting the doctor during COVID-19

By Dr. Katelyn Anderson, a CHOC Children’s pediatric psychologist During the COVID-19 pandemic, some children and adults have felt fearful of visiting the doctor or seeking emergent medical care at a hospital. A study by the Commonwealth Institute showed reductions up to 60%, depending on the region of the country, in visits to hospitals and … continue reading

06/04/20

How to talk to kids about racism

By Dr. Ava Casados, psychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC Children’s and Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s  As we grapple with recent events, we are all likely experiencing a range of feelings. Regardless of our background, we are processing a lot of information. While we as adults are finding it challenging to know … continue reading

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