Kids are still kids, even during a pandemic – they play, they get sick and sometimes they get hurt. We spoke to Dr. Angela Dangvu, a CHOC pediatrician, about what parents can do to keep kids safe this summer. COVID-19 precautions With no vaccine currently available, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid […]
Sun and Summer Safety
Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety organization, […]
Under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, children are spending more time at home and playing outdoors, increasing their potential access to unlocked cars. Parents who are worried about bringing children into stores or pharmacies might also consider allowing them to wait in the car. Both these scenarios put children at risk of heatstroke, which can happen when […]
Summertime at the outdoor playground makes for perfect family memories, but it can also bring up a lot of worries for parents of active, adventurous kids.
Choosing the right summer camp for kids and summer camp for teens can be a big decision for parents. A pediatric psychologist weighs in to discuss the social and developmental benefits of summer camp.
A parent’s guide to treating snakebites.
All parents know the importance of sunscreen and dangers of sunburn. But do you know about other skin reactions to the sun your child might experience?