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Published on January 7, 2022
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With the new coronavirus variant circulating widely, our expert urges people to get vaccine and booster shots—and to wear a tight-fitting mask around people outside one’s household.  Read More
Published on December 6, 2021
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8 Tips for an Easier and Less Painful Experience Read More
Published on November 24, 2021
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We want you to know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles's top priority is the safety of our patients, families and staff. We're providing this information for those wanting to know how our hospital is preparing, preventing and responding to this ongoing public health incident. Read More
Published on November 22, 2021
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Myocarditis after the COVID-19 vaccine is a rare reaction in young people, but most cases have been short-lived, with patients getting better very quickly. Read More
Published on November 17, 2021
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Unlike COVID-19, there is no simple diagnostic test for long COVID. Doctors instead look at a child’s symptoms, as well as past exposure to the virus. Read More
Published on November 10, 2021
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With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.   By... Read More
Published on November 9, 2021
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We asked our experts for facts that can help answer the most essential questions that parents will have. Read More
Published on November 8, 2021
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Advice for families about keeping unvaccinated kids safe from COVID-19 variants. Read More
Published on November 3, 2021
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Our guide to buying, making, wearing and caring for masks to protect against the coronavirus and COVID-19. Read More
Published on November 3, 2021
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Experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. Read More
Published on October 4, 2021
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As Halloween approaches, families are looking for ways to celebrate while maintaining safety during the pandemic. Many traditions like wearing costumes and carving pumpkins can be done—as long as you follow precautions such as masking and physical distancing. Read More
Published on September 29, 2021
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E-cigarettes are like cigarettes for a new generation. The devices produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. Users inhale these synthetics into their lungs every time they puff. Read More
Published on September 28, 2021
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“With MIS-C, it’s important to test kids six months after their illness because they can have residual heart inflammation,” says Andrew Souza, DO. Read More
Published on September 9, 2021
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Long COVID or “long-haul COVID” can be debilitating for kids and teens—with symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath and brain fog. Read More
Published on August 17, 2021
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Respiratory syncytial virus is on the rise this summer. CHLA experts explain how to take care of children with RSV and how to distinguish its symptoms from COVID-19. Read More
Published on August 11, 2021
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As kids return to campus, parents and teachers should be prepared to support their social, emotional and mental health needs. Read More
Published on May 27, 2021
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CHLA experts explain how to safely shop, fly, and visit relatives with kids under age 12 who are not yet able to get vaccinated. Read More
Published on May 25, 2021
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Children ages 12 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Get the facts from a CHLA epidemiologist. Read More
Published on May 3, 2021
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Kids who have had coronavirus should see a pediatrician before resuming activities and watch for symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pains. Read More
Published on December 8, 2020
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This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19. Read More

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