07/22/20

Summer safety tips from your pediatrician

Kids are still kids, even during a pandemic – they play, they get sick and sometimes they get hurt. We spoke to Dr. Angela Dangvu, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician, about what parents can do to keep kids safe this summer. COVID-19 precautions With no vaccine currently available, the best way to prevent illness is to … continue reading

07/21/20

Reducing childhood obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that all parents want to keep their children healthy and safe. Although COVID-19 affects different people in different ways, research has shown that obesity puts children – and adults – at increased risk of severe illness. According to 2016 data from the Let’s Get Healthy California task force, 20.2% of children age 0-5 … continue reading

07/20/20

Telehealth for ophthalmology visits: What parents should know

By Dr. Rahul Bhola, pediatric ophthalmologist and medical director of ophthalmology at CHOC Children’s Like many physicians continuing to offer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have transitioned many appointments to telehealth, so patients can still get the care they need while practicing social distancing. At CHOC Children’s, we adjusted our policies and practices to … continue reading

07/16/20

9 ways to protect immunocompromised children from COVID-19

We know how frightening the COVID-19 pandemic may be for parents – especially parents of immunocompromised children. At this time, the full impact of COVID-19 on children, especially those with compromised immune systems, is unknown. However, limited information so far shows that most healthy children with the virus have done well. Here are some recommendations … continue reading

07/15/20

Face coverings during COVID-19: Answers to common questions

Social distancing and proper hand-washing are critical ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Cloth face coverings are an additional step to slow the spread of COVID-19. Get answers to your frequently asked questions in this Q&A with CHOC Children’s infectious disease experts. Do I have to wear a face covering in public? … continue reading

07/15/20

Monitoring your child’s news and social media intake during COVID-19

By Dr. Chris Min, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s and Luiza Mali, predoctoral intern at CHOC Children’s Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced a thirst for answers and information — especially to help guide our behavior and try to put our worries at ease. Due to social isolation, many of us have looked … continue reading

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