It’s hard for grownups to make sense of a tragedy like the attacks in Boston this week, so consider how difficult it must be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more than grownups think about this week’s events. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety
This Sunday, Mother’s Day, families nationwide will honor the women who gave them the greatest gift a person can receive: life. However, many are not aware that a child’s birth can signify new life in more than one way. Birth can be a lifeline for thousands of people with diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma.
Not a day goes by that we at CHOC Children’s don’t consider the great impact of nurses – but this week, Nurses Week, presents us with a formal occasion to celebrate our nursing staff. In today’s blog post, we hear how Julia Afrasiabi, an Emergency Department charge nurse, is making futures bright for the children
In recognition of Nurses Week and Mother’s Day next week, we’d like to share the compelling story of one of our dedicated nurses, Rebecca Pak, an RN in the Endocrinology Clinic at CHOC Children’s , and how her daughter’s rare condition gave her a new perspective as a nurse, and as a mommy. The day
The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s is Orange County’s first all-pediatric emergency department. But did you know that children don’t have to appear seriously ill in order to come here for evaluation and treatment? That’s because children often have quite different symptoms than adults. A high fever, stomachache or other mysterious
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning parents of the harmful effects of a cinnamon swallowing fad which has gained popularity on the Internet. The stunt, dubbed the ‘Cinnamon Challenge,’ featured on tens of thousands of videos on You Tube, depicts people (the majority of them, teens) taking the dare to swallow a spoonful