Kids Health is published monthly and contains “healthful” information from the experts at CHOC Children’s.
Are you asking when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for kids under 5?
We provide an update. Also, conversation starters on race, how to spot sneaky added sugars and strategies to manage omicron anxiety.
- December 2021
Get answers about the Omicron variant from a CHOC infectious disease specialist.
Plus, read an ultimate guide to poop, get winter celebration safety tips, and learn safe dosing techniques for pain medications.
- November 2021
Answers from CHOC experts about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.
Plus, learn how to protect your kids during contact sports, ease needle phobia and determine whether your teen may be anxious or depressed.
- October 2021
Help your kids navigate connecting with friends on social media.
Plus, help your kids when they have nightmares, lock up your over-the-counter medications and shop for seasonal, high-fiber foods.
- September 2021
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Get inspired by Parker’s unwavering joy throughout his cancer journey.
Plus, get sleep strategies, learn about how the COVID-19 vaccine is helping immunocompromised kids and order delicious pancakes.
- August 2021
Learn about the delta variant and how to keep kids mentally and physically healthy back at school.
Plus, find inspiration in Ryder’s journey to an improved quality of life through deep brain stimulation.
- July 2021
Get tips for preventing colds as COVID-19 restrictions lift | Help kids stay safe on road trips | Meet Eric, a CHOC NICU grad who is headed to medical school this fall
Plus, get advice on navigating summertime activities with children too young for the COVID-19 vaccine
- June 2021
Learn about the new Fetal Care Center of Southern California | Get tips on talking to children about death | Meet Oliver, a CHOC patient with a rare disease
Plus, CHOC has once again been ranked among nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
- May 2021
Help end the stigma around mental illness | Learn how Disney stories are enhancing CHOC magic | ADHD Q & A
Plus, learn about a tonsillectomy technique with an easier recovery.
- April 2021
Get answers to common questions about teens & the COVID-19 vaccine | Helping kids cope with mass violence | A day supporting children with autism
Plus, learn why sports physicals are so important before getting back into the game.
- March 2021
Learn 11 new things about child life | Seamless primary & specialty care | How to personalize your plate.
Plus, meet Matthew, who beat COVID-19 and MIS-C.
- February 2021
Celebrate Heart Month with these CHOC heart warriors.
Plus, get a sneak peek into a day in the life of CHOC’s safety officer, and meet a family giving back to others at CHOC.
- January 2021
Mental health tips from CHOC | How to cope with political stress | A dietitian talks fiber
Plus, meet two Small Baby Unit graduates, who were born at just 24 weeks, 3 days.
- December 2020
The latest holiday safety tips during COVID | Learn how to support kids’ disappointment with COVID cancellations. Plus, 5 ways to support CHOC this holiday season including our toy drive, virtual events, shopping for a cause and more.
- November 2020
Ways to celebrate Thanksgiving safely amid COVID-19. Plus, why your flu shot is more important than ever this year, and ways to give back this holiday season.
- October 2020
Tips on Halloween safety & talking to kids about politics. Plus, meet two amazing physicians new to the CHOC family, our Pediatrician-in-Chief and our medical director of neurosurgery.
- September 2020
Watch a hero’s send-off for a COVID-19 survivor. Plus, tips for transitioning back to school | How you can help end the stigma of mental health | CHOC Walk is going virtual
- August 2020
Learn why well-checks are more important than ever during COVID-19. Plus, say hello to the new Choco | Tips for students with autism | How cultural stigma can be a barrier to mental health treatment
- July 2020
Learn more about telehealth for mental health. Plus, A pediatrician’s summer safety tips | CHOC named a best children’s hospital | How to talk to kids about racism | How a pediatrician is coping with COVID-19
- June 2020
Support your child’s physical and mental health with these tips. Plus, CHOC named a best children’s hospital | How to talk to kids about racism | How a pediatrician is coping with COVID-19
- May 2020
Learn more about COVID-19 and your kids. Plus, why vaccines and well-checks are more important than ever, and ways you can support CHOC during this time.
- April 2020
Learn more about COVID-19 and your kids. Plus, tips on accessing care, dealing with stress, protecting your family, and ways to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 2020
CHOC Children’s is here to answer your common COVID-19 questions. Plus, CHOC experts answer parents’ most common COVID-19 questions, including how to help kids cope with anxiety.
- February 2020
Meet 1-year-old Quinn, who’s enjoying life at home thanks to a new program. Plus, get tickets to CHOC Day at Honda Center on March 15.
- January 2020
See what’s new at CHOC Children’s including a look inside the newly opened Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s and three recent gifts.
- December 2019
Meet Tavik, age 1, who is thriving after surgery at CHOC Children’s | Plus, several ways to support CHOC this holiday season.
- November 2019
One family, two NICU stays | How to support CHOC this holiday season. Plus, a doctor’s tips for proper handwashing to help your family avoid getting sick this winter.
- October 2019
A surprising heart defect found in utero | Support CHOC this season with Kids Cards. Plus, check out these trick-or-treating safety tips and a Choco Bear pumpkin carving template.
- September 2019
Brodie beat brain cancer, then he gave back | CHOC goes orange for World Patient Safety Day. Plus, check out our upcoming fundraising events to find more ways to support CHOC this season.
- August 2019
Thank you CHOC Walkers | Back-to-school tips from CHOC experts. Plus, meet Trinity — an inspiring 10-year-old CHOC patient who loves to sing and perform.
- July 2019
Meet Mackenzie, a brave 6-year-old living with arthritis. Plus, behind-the-scenes footage of our recent 18th annual CHOC Children’s Oncology Patient Ball.
- June 2019
CHOC named among nation’s best children’s hospitals | A doctor’s advice on sleep
- May 2019
A day in the life of a mental health nurse | How to cope with depression | Register for CHOC Walk in the Park
- April 2019
A day in the life of a child life specialist | HPV vaccine myth busters | Why one uncle supports CHOC
- March 2019
Get screen time tips from a CHOC Doc | Meet Olivia and her music therapist | Get career advice from CHOC leaders
- February 2019
Celebrate Heart Month | Get a doctor’s pre-playdate questions | Buy tickets for CHOC Night this Sunday
- January 2019
Get healthy recipe ideas | 5 tips to treat eczema | CHOC needs blood donors
- December 2018
Home for the Holidays | Spread Joy to CHOC Patients | Latest on Cough and Cold Meds
- November 2018
6 Ways to Avoid the Flu | 7 Tips for Better Sleep | Credit Union for Kids’ Partners Pledge $5M to CHOC
- October 2018
14 Flu Myths | 6 Ways to Skip Trans Fats | Vote Yes on Prop 4
- September 2018
Vote for a CHOC nurse on tonight’s America’s Got Talent finale
- August 2018
Meet the CHOC Walk Team Honoring Their Son | Cheer on a CHOC Nurse on America’s Got Talent
- July 2018
U.S. News Ranks CHOC Among the Best | CHOC Doc Becomes CHOC Mom | Why a Disneyland Resort Cast Member Joined the CHOC Walk
- June 2018
Meet Miracle Maddy | Hospital Visit Rates Rise for Suicide Thoughts | Tips for Finding the Right Psychologist | Snakebites First Aid
- May 2018
What I Learned Becoming a Nurse | Breast Milk Safety | Asthma Tips
- April 2018
Mental Health Inpatient Center | Remembering Dr. Anas | What to Know About a Gluten-Free Diet
- March 2018
Footloose Follies | Manage Asthma Year-Round | Meet Dr. Nita Doshi | CHOC Doctors Become Family
- February 2018
Catching Marco’s heart defect in utero | Ask a CHOC Doc | Save the date for CHOC Walk 2018
- January 2018
Should My Kids Get the Flu Shot? | Signs of Pneumonia | Fever Tips | Second Hand Smoke Dangers
- December 2017
Michelle’s journey from devastating diagnosis to thriving 1-year-old | Easy ways to support CHOC Children’s this holiday season
- November 2017
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas | What CHOC Children’s is Thankful for This Year
- October 2017
Halloween Safety Tips | Layla Thrives in CHOC’s Feeding Program | Kids Cards on Sale
- September 2017
Sydney’s Cancer Journey | Getting Beyond the One Word Answer | Thank you CHOC Walkers
- August 2017
CHOC Walk is August 27 | Katie Reunites Her Heroes | Jordan’s Unexpected Case of Appendicitis
- July 2017
CHOC Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals | All-Private-Room NICU Opens
- June 2017
Eating Disorders & Children | Mindfulness Tips | Healthy Summer
- May 2017
Cancer Patient Turned Caregiver | Vaccine FAQ | Surgery at CHOC | Nurse Follows in Mom’s Footsteps
- April 2017
A Day in the Life of a Pediatric Surgeon | Hospital Exec Becomes CHOC Volunteer | Cold, Sinus Infection or Allergies | Medicine Cabinet Essentials
- March 2017
CHOC Celebrates Child Life Week | Patients Say the Darndest Things | Meet the CHOC Follies Cast | RSV Changed the Way this Mom Parents
- February 2017
Electrophysiology Advances | Heart Facts | Ear Tubes | Pediatric Mental Health
- January 2017
Child life receives $5 million gift | Become a blood donor | New car seat laws | 2016 in review
- December 2016
CHOC Named One of the Safest Hospitals in the Nation
- November 2016
CHOC Children’s Gives Thanks
- October 2016
CHOC Walk in the Park: Meet Team Timmaree
- September 2016
Oncology Patient Returns to CHOC as Oncology Nurse
- August 2016
Healthy Eating Tips for School
- July 2016
New Vaccination Law: What it Means for Your Family
- June 2016
U.S. News Names CHOC One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
- May 2016
CHOC’s Mental Health Initiative Making Tremendous Progress
- April 2016
Music to a Little Girl’s Ears
- March 2016
CHOC Expands Pediatric Surgery Team, Expertise
- February 2016
Choosing Your Child’s Heart Programs
- January 2016
CHOC Children’s Expands Orthopaedic Services
- December 2015
New Laser Treats Children with Vascular Anomalies
- November 2015
CHOC’s Small Baby Unit Improves Quality and Outcomes in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
- October 2015
Will Your Newborn Need Surgery? Plan Now
- September 2015
Time to Re-Think the “All-Nighter”
- August 2015
Marijuana Edible Use Increasing Among Youth
- July 2015
iRounding For Real-Time Results
- June 2015
Heads-Up on Teens and Pedestrian Safety
- May 2015
CHOC Children’s Announces Plans to Address Pediatric Mental Health Crisis
- April 2015
Innovative Care for Newborn Jaw Deformities
- March 2015
A Palatable Solution For Feeding Disorders
- February 2015
CHOC Pharmacy’s Med-to-Bed – One Less Thing Before You Go
- January 2015
Measles Outbreak – What You Need to Know
- December 2014
World’s First “Infusionarium” Comes to CHOC Children’s
- November 2014
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Opens State-of-the-Art Sleep Center
- October 2014
Bringing Together the Best Minds in Pediatric Cancer Care
- September 2014
It’s All About Comfort in CHOC’s Fully Integrated Operating Rooms
- August 2014
Heat Stroke in the Car is Preventable
- July 2014
Urinary Tract Infections: Fact or Fiction?
- June 2014
Hernias in Children: What Parents Should Know
- May 2014
Five Arthritis Myths Busted
- April 2014
Teens and Social Media Safety: Tips for Parents
- March 2014
Health Workers on Alert for Measles
- February 2014
New Process Leads to Safer Breast Milk Handling
- January 2014
5 Dangers of Supplements for Children
- December 2013
Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season
- November 2013
Autism Resources Grow to Meet the Needs of OC Children
- October 2013
Small Baby Unit Outcomes: Big Improvements for the Littlest Patients
- September 2013
New Webcam System Connects Parents with Babies in the NICU
- August 2013
Use of Cigarette-Like Devices Growing Among Teens
- July 2013
Have a Safe Summer!
- June 2013
Synthetic Drug Popular Among Teens – What Parents Should Know
- May 2013
Protect Your Kids’ Kidneys and Bladder This Summer With Lots of H20