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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 19, 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 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 August 10, 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 August 4, 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 July 13, 2021
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Advice for families about keeping unvaccinated kids safe from COVID-19 variants. Read More
Published on June 16, 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 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 March 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 December 8, 2020
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This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19. Read More
Published on October 13, 2020
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With the pandemic keeping schools closed and kids at home, what can parents do to make sure their children maintain their development? CHLA pediatrician Gladys Felix has a host of suggestions. Read More
Published on October 9, 2020
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Los Angeles public health officials do not recommend traditional celebrations this Halloween to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean families can’t enjoy the holiday in other ways. Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
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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 11, 2020
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A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19 Read More
Published on August 17, 2020
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Can families expand their COVID-19 quarantine bubbles with minimal risk? After months of sheltering in place to stay safe and flatten the curve, the start of a new school year has prompted some families to consider teaming up to tackle virtual learning in small groups.   Read More
Published on June 24, 2020
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Who should be tested for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19? And what do the different types of tests actually measure? A pediatric infectious disease specialist at CHLA gives the latest update and explains what parents need to know. Read More
Published on May 30, 2020
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Parents have been wondering whether they should keep their child’s health care appointments during the coronavirus crisis. Pediatrician Mona Patel, MD, has a simple answer: Yes.  Read More

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