If May’s unseasonable heat wave was any indication of the hot temperatures Orange County could face this summer, you’d better get your water bottle ready. Children are especially vulnerable to dehydration during the summer. Kids who are active outdoors – whether they play sports or hit the beaches – need to remember that drinking plenty
It’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, a perfect time to educate yourself, as well as your family and friends about these conditions! Chances are, someone you know may be suffering from these common illnesses. According to Kids Health, CHOC’s patient education online resource, Asthma is a lung condition that causes difficulty breathing, and it’s
May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, a perfect time to talk to your kids about sun safety. Check out these sunburn and skin cancer preventive tips recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the Skin Cancer Foundation. 1. Minimize exposure to the sun at midday – between the hours of 10 a.m.
By Jessica Brown, RD, CNSC, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s As the summer is approaching student athletes start thinking about their goals for the upcoming sport’s season. Attempting to gain weight and bulk-up in the off season is a common goal of athletes in competitive strength and power sports. Here are a few tips
In honor of National Nurses Week, we’ve been highlighting some of our amazing CHOC Children’s nurses and why they’re so dedicated to our patients and families! We sat down with Becky Jenny, a charge nurse in CHOC’s Specialty Clinics, who shared some of her experiences. What inspired you to become a nurse? Becky: At a