Essential Care

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.
Published on June 24, 2020
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As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center? 
Published on June 15, 2020
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Long before COVID-19, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, was pioneering virtual care for her patients with diabetes.
Published on June 4, 2020
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Como padre o como madre, su objetivo primordial es procurar que su niño siga protegido y sano. ¿Cuándo es hora de acudir al Departamento de Emergencias (ED, por sus siglas en inglés) y en qué momento es preferible llamar al médico de su niño o acudir a un centro de atención de... 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. 
Published on May 28, 2020
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Las vacunas, las consultas preventivas y las citas para tratamientos crónicos son vitales para la salud de su niño (incluso con COVID-19). 
Published on May 19, 2020
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Keeping your child safe and healthy is a multifaceted priority for families, starting with the ride home from the hospital in a properly installed car seat. One of the most effective, lifelong protections families can provide is ensuring that children get all of their... Read More
Published on May 18, 2020
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Proteger a su niño y procurar que esté sano representa una prioridad multidimensional para las familias; una prioridad que empieza con el trayecto a casa desde el hospital en una sillita para el automóvil instalada debidamente.
Published on May 15, 2020
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Here's what you should do if your child has a fever, when you should you call the doctor, and how fever is related to COVID-19 and MIS-C.
Published on May 14, 2020
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Don’t wear a mask with a valve. Yes, you need to cover your nose. And here’s why your glasses keep fogging up. 
Published on May 13, 2020
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No se ponga mascarillas con válvula. Sí, es necesario que se tape la nariz. Le explicamos a continuación por qué se le siguen empañando los lentes.
Published on May 11, 2020
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The quick mobilization of screenings by CHLA’s nursing team promotes a safe care environment during the novel coronavirus pandemic.