The following printable articles cover a range of health topics, with tips for parents, tips for kids and teens and recommended reading/viewing put together by the pediatric experts at CHOC. These articles are not meant to replace your child’s professional healthcare team, but rather, to supplement it by giving you helpful tips and tools all in one place.
Diet trends and kids: Are they safe? Are they healthy?
A CHOC dietitian provides expert advice for parents about popular diet trends, and which ones are safe and healthy for kids and teens.
How to prepare your teen to manage their own medical care
An expert from the Adolescent to Adult Bridge (A2B) program at CHOC helps parents transition their teens from a pediatric to adult doctor.
Asthma and kids: What parents should know
A CHOC expert offers advice for asthma signs, treatment for asthma and how kids with asthma can exercise and play sports.
A parent’s ultimate guide to periods
A CHOC expert discusses what to expect from their preteen or teen’s period, answers questions and gives advice about menstruation.
An ultimate guide to avoiding indoor triggers for kids with asthma and allergies
A CHOC expert offers a guide to common indoor allergy triggers and prevention techniques including information on humidifiers and air filters.
How to keep kids calm while waiting for care at the emergency department or doctor’s office
CHOC child life specialists offer tips for parents to help keep their kids endure long wait times at the doctor’s office or ED.
How music can benefit your child’s mental health
A CHOC music therapist explains the benefits of music for mental health, and how families can practice music at home for stress relief.
Meet Henry and Hugo: The youngest infants to graduate from CHOC’s NICU and Small Baby Unit
Thanks to advanced and expert care from CHOC’s Small Baby Unit, Henry and Hugo are thriving after being born at 22 weeks gestation.
At-home tips for building social skills in kids
A CHOC mental health expert offers tips to help children build social skills, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sudden cardiac arrest and kids: A cardiologist answers your questions
Sudden cardiac arrest is rare in kids, but the possibility can be scary for parents. An expert answers questions.
Newborn with rare congenital heart defect beats the odds: Damian’s story
Baby born with ectopia cordis grows and prepares for multiple corrective surgeries by a large team of CHOC experts.
Teaching kids about kindness
A CHOC mental health expert advises parents on how to teach their children to be kind and why its important for kids and teens to learn.
When and how to safely transition your baby to cow’s milk
A CHOC dietitian helps parents transition from breastmilk or formula to cow’s milk, and advises on serving sizes and timing.
Rare congenital heart defect causes cardiac arrest: Aubrey’s story
AAOCA, a rare heart condition, caused young athlete Aubrey to suffer from cardiac arrest during exercise. But with expert care from CHOC, she’s back on the field.
Suicide prevention conversation starters for parents and teens
A CHOC expert helps parents start conversations with kids and teens that may be having thoughts of suicide and self-harm.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bike and Helmet Safety
- Birth Defects
- Cancer / Oncology
- Car and Travel Safety
- Cleft Lip
- Cochlear implants
- Cold and Flu
- Controlled Substances
- Coping with chronic illness
- Critical Care
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Down Syndrome
- Ear Infections
- Ears, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
- Eating Disorders
- Epilepsy / Seizures
- First Aid
- Food Allergies
- Fun Activities
- Heart / Cardiology
- Home and Window Safety
- Hot Weather Safety
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- Infectious Disease
- Lactation / Breastfeeding
- Maternal-fetal care
- Mental Health
- Neonatology / NICU
- New Year
- Nutrition and Lactation
- Outdoor Safety
- Pediatric Surgery
- PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Plastic Surgery
- Primary Care / Family Medicine
- Rare Disease
- Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
- Screen Time and Social Media
- Sexual Health
- Sleep Safety
- Sports and Fitness
- Sports Medicine
- Suicide Prevention
- Summer Safety
- Sun Safety and Skin Protection
- Transition to Adult Health Care
- Traumatic Events
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Vision / Ophthalmology
- Water Safety