With temperatures expected to reach the 90s this Labor Day weekend, please ensure your family stays cool and hydrated to avoid the risk of heat related illness. Check out the following tips for a fun and safe holiday: • Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. By the time you or your child
Join CHOC Children’s at Festival of Children, to be held every weekend in September at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. CHOC will host a booth offering health tips for families and an opportunity to meet CHOC’s beloved Pet Therapy dogs. Every Friday in September at 11 a.m. on the Carousel Court Stage, free Mommy &
Infants needing surgery require special attention, and a unique feature of CHOC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides just that. CHOC’s Surgical NICU, a dedicated space within the NICU, uses a comprehensive approach to care for these tiny patients. A coordinated treatment protocol – used in many adult intensive care units nationwide – has shown
By Aparna Guttery, occupational therapist at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Children learn through physical exploration. Some children, including those with autism, may struggle more with fine motor coordination and the use of their hands for exploration. These kids may benefit from addressing underlying foundations that support hand skill development, such as strength, grasp, and
Back to school time can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. Help your teen start off the new school year succesfully, with the following tips: Get emotionally ready –Take some time before school starts to talk about the school year coming up and reaffirm with your teen that you are there to
Bedtime troubles are very common at some point in most children’s lives. This often disrupts the household, and it prevents a child from getting the amount of sleep they need. This can also affect a child’s performance at school. Just in time for back to school, check out the following guidelines to help establish good sleep
CHOC Children’s would like to remind everyone never to leave a child alone in a vehicle. Despite public education, every year, children die from heat stroke or experience varying degrees of heat illness after being left unattended in a vehicle. Amy Frias, BS, CLEC, CPSTI, OC Safe Kids coordinator and community educator at CHOC Children’s,
Charlie Kimball is a winning racecar driver who isn’t letting type I diabetes put the brakes on his success. He recently stopped by CHOC Radio to talk about his career and diagnosis, and how he balances the two.