06/30/20

Pharmacy delivery service brings medications and peace of mind to CHOC families

Jenna Castorena couldn’t believe her ears when she picked up a call in March from the Outpatient Pharmacy at CHOC Children’s Hospital. She was juggling a lot at the time, most importantly protecting her medically fragile son Robert from contracting COVID-19. Robert, who has epilepsy, cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease and several gastrointestinal issues, depends … continue reading

06/25/20

How being an athlete prepared me to be a nurse

By Elyse Shelger, registered nurse at CHOC Children’s In my life before nursing, I was a soccer player. I started playing the game when I was 4 years old. It shaped my childhood and taught me more than I realized at the time. In high school, I learned from incredible coaches and teammates, and then … continue reading

06/24/20

Traveling during COVID-19: Considerations for families

With many communities beginning gradual reopening efforts, and distance learning on summer vacation, some families are curious about the safeness of sticking to their previously scheduled summer travel or considering new getaways. These tips from the Centers for Disease Control can help you make a safe decision for your family. Before leaving home, consider: Is … continue reading

06/23/20

What to expect at the Thompson Autism Center during COVID-19

Changes due to COVID-19 can be stressful for everyone, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Here are some tips from a CHOC psychologist on helping your child with autism understand and cope with COVID-19. Some families may be worried about going to a healthcare facility or doctor’s office during … 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

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