08/11/20

The importance of well-checks during COVID-19

An upcoming well-check appointment for her teenage son had slipped Courtney Berney’s mind until her CHOC pediatrician called her one day with a reminder. “I didn’t even remember that we had a well-check,” she says. “I did ask if we should still go, even with COVID-19 happening.” Dr. Eric Ball gave Courtney an overview of […]

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08/05/20

Breastfeeding during COVID-19

We understand how stressful it can be to navigate life as a new parent. With the added anxiety brought on by COVID-19, we want to share trusted information to breastfeeding mothers who are COVID-19 positive or suspected positive, on whether their milk is still safe and beneficial for their baby. COVID-19 is a new disease […]

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07/30/20

How donating plasma after COVID-19 can help others

The CHOC Blood Bank is available to collect and process blood plasma donations from COVID-19 survivors to help patients at CHOC and beyond.

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07/22/20

CHOC teen advisers encourage peers to wear masks during COVID-19

CHOC’s teen advisers offer advice and support for other teens who are struggling to wear masks during COVID-19.

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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  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 avoid […]

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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 […]

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