10/08/20

20+ tips for maintaining and strengthening a family bond during a hospitalization

We understand how important it is to visit loved ones during a hospitalization, especially a child’s. However, for the safety of our patients, families, physicians and staff, CHOC Children’s strictly enforces limited visitation on our campus during times such as flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our pediatric psychologists and child life specialists have teamed … continue reading

10/08/20

How to celebrate Halloween safely during COVID-19

As temperatures begin to cool and the community prepares for Halloween celebrations, CHOC Children’s experts provide the following recommendations for how to celebrate Halloween safely amid COVID-19. “Celebrating holidays such as Halloween is a treasured part of childhood, and we want all children and families to make special memories together. It’s important to heed safety … continue reading

10/02/20

A day in the life of a pediatrician

By Dr. Rei Tosu, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician I’m a board-certified pediatrician at Los Alamitos Pediatrics, part of the CHOC Children’s Primary Care Network. I’ve been a pediatrician for 18 years and chose pediatrics because I love working with children. I feel that I can have the most positive impact on the health and development … continue reading

10/02/20

A lifelong battle with a rare disease: Caleb’s story

When Caleb was born, his parents were thrilled to grow their family with a healthy baby boy. The first two years of Caleb’s life were typical and the family of four enjoyed spending time together. Three years later, his mother’s keen eye and a pediatrician’s intuition ultimately led to an unexpected diagnosis that would alter … continue reading

09/30/20

Superhero Austin fights cancer

When you arrive to the hematology and oncology unit at CHOC Children’s Hospital, there’s someone you won’t miss — and if you do, he’ll make sure you notice him.  Three-year-old Austin, a CHOC patient, is a bundle of energy and can often be found running around in a costume, jamming out to his favorite music or yelling out, “Hi!” to everyone who … continue reading

09/28/20

Wired for hope

Every morning when she awakes, Sydney Amato begins her daily battle with her body. If she’s lucky, the 16-year-old will have gotten a handful of hours of uninterrupted sleep – dreaming, perhaps, of doing what most healthy kids her age take for granted: Hanging out with friends. Going to school. Learning to drive. Because of … continue reading

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