11/17/20

From CHOC patient to CHOC donor: Katrina’s story

When Katrina, now age 28, was a teenager, she knew about type 1 diabetes because her friend had it – she just never expected to be diagnosed herself. Katrina’s journey to a diagnosis started after she experienced typical signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes – weight loss and extreme thirst, among others. During a … continue reading

11/16/20

How to safely celebrate Thanksgiving during COVID-19

As the holiday season approaches, and the community makes plans to observe traditions in a way that may look different from years past, CHOC experts provide the following recommendations for how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely amid COVID-19. “Family traditions during the holiday season are a treasured part of childhood, and we want all families to enjoy … continue reading

11/16/20

Tips for involving your child with ASD in the kitchen

Cooking as a family this Thanksgiving can be an enjoyable experience for all parents and children, including those with challenges related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) such as food aversions or sensory issues. With a bit of planning, the experience can be fun, and help strengthen important skills. The Thompson Autism Center at CHOC offers … continue reading

11/16/20

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

By Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC 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, physically distant … continue reading

11/12/20

How to help kids cope with social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr. Hannah Greenbaum, neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC and Dr. Melanie Fox, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As we have taken important steps to practice physical distancing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually all children and teens have had much less interaction with their peers than they typically would. Peer support is a very important part … continue reading

11/10/20

Why getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year

It’s important that each member of your family get their flu shot every year. This is especially true this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since both influenza and COVID-19 can have overlapping symptoms, it may be difficult for doctors to determine which virus is behind your symptoms based on a clinical exam alone according to … continue reading

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