05/18/20

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

By Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC Children’s 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, socially … continue reading

05/18/20

Is it OK to skip your child’s checkup if they’re healthy?

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05/14/20

I’m a pediatric dentist. Here’s what I want parents to know about dental care during COVID-19.

By Dr. Richard Mungo, chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC Children’s At CHOC Children’s, we know you want to give your child the very best care every day, especially during these uncertain times. Kids are kids, even during a pandemic. They may trip playing hopscotch and crack a tooth or cause harm to the soft tissues … continue reading

05/13/20

How to help your teen cope with COVID-19 cancellations

By Dr. Mery Taylor, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s To high school seniors, schools being closed doesn’t equal a vacation – to them, this is time they won’t get back with their friends.  It’s normal for teens to feel anxious during this period of their lives, as they close one chapter and begin another. However, teens … continue reading

05/12/20

Nueve maneras de proteger contra la COVID-19 a niños con un sistema inmune comprometido

Sabemos lo espantoso que puede ser para los padres la pandemia de la COVID-19, especialmente aquellos con hijos considerados inmune debilitados. En estos momentos se desconoce el impacto pleno de COVID-19 en los niños, especialmente aquellos con un sistema inmune debilitado.  Sin embargo, la información, aun cuando limitada hasta ahora, muestra que la mayoría de … continue reading

05/12/20

How to help children who miss their friends amid COVID-19

By Dr. Tiffany Torigoe-Lai, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s As parents, many of us are coping with the loss of something within our daily lives because of COVID-19, whether it is the loss of a vacation, watching the opening baseball game of the season, or the loss of a job. Children and adolescents are also … continue reading

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