Teens, kids 12-15 and the COVID-19 vaccine: What parents should know

A pediatric expert answers parents’ commonly asked questions about teenagers, kids 12-15, and the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Protecting against dry hands from frequent handwashing during COVID-19

Dr. Dangvu offers tips to help protect tiny hands against dryness without compromising thorough hand washing that’s so critical during the pandemic.

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Why sports physicals are important – especially after a COVID-19 diagnosis

Research shows that sometimes after a COVID-19 infection, a patient has a small risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as MIS-C, an inflammation of multiple areas of the body.

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Beating COVID-19 and MISC-9: Matthew’s story

When 20-year-old Matthew came down with a mild case of COVID-19 before the holidays, he thought it had run its course. He didn’t expect to end up with MIS-C and in the hospital – much less, the one where his mom had worked for 15 years.

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COVID-19 safety sticker doodle art delights CHOC patients

Health screenings are conducted by members of the CHOC team, and during slower stretches of their shifts, many of the screeners have taken to adding kid-friendly doodles to the small circular stickers worn by patients and families.

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My experience as a NICU parent during the COVID-19 pandemic

What is is like to be in the NICU during COVID-19? One mom of two recent CHOC NICU graduates shares her family’s story.

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