Cara Krenn is a writer, editor, and mom to fraternal twin girls and a singleton boy. She is the author of the e-book Twinthusiasm: Survival Lessons for Your First Year Raising Twins and blogs at www.twinthusiasm.com. She shares her tried-and-true tips below. Bedtime can be a tough time for families. Everyone’s tired, cranky, and patience
A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), showed children from more stimulating home reading environments had greater activity in brain areas supporting narrative comprehension and visual imagery. The authors studied 3- to 5-year old children to examine the relationship between shared parent-child reading and brain activity. Participants underwent an MRI scan while listening
An Orange County man tested positive recently for West Nile virus (WNV) infection, becoming the county’s first human WNV infection in 2015. The man has now recovered. As of August 12, there are 36 human cases of WNV reported in California. Last year, there were 280 reported human infections of WNV and nine WNV related
Join us at Festival of Children in September, at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. CHOC Children’s will host a booth with health tips for families and an opportunity to meet CHOC’s beloved pet therapy dogs. Free Mommy & Me classes will be offered every Friday in September at 11 a.m., on the Carousel Court Stage. Hear
A recent survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed teens now see fewer risks in smoking marijuana. Marijuana use continues to exceed the use of cigarettes. Further, marijuana edibles are on the rise. These popular edibles are sold in fun, colorful packages and flavors that are appealing to kids. We spoke to Orange
While many teenaged girls might balk at wearing a medical device on their shaved heads 18 hours a day, Abbey Schemmer didn’t blink an eye. After all, the 16-year-old CHOC Children’s patient was fighting for her life. Following the diagnosis of two brain tumors – including a rare, extremely aggressive type called glioblastoma multiforme –
For Lisa and Mikel Whiting, CHOC Children’s not only saved their son’s life, but solved an eight-year mystery — allowing him to pursue dreams once thought unattainable. From infancy, Brant Whiting suffered severe asthma that caused asthma attacks every single night of his life. Brant describes the experience as trying to breathe through a straw.
It’s Heatstroke Awareness Month and CHOC Children’s would like to remind everyone never to leave a child alone in a car. Sadly, there have been 11 vehicular heatstroke deaths in the United States, this year alone. Heatstroke occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels.