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Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Your summer plans are likely in a bit of disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be rethinking plans to send your children to summer camp or your camps may be cancelled altogether. No need to worry! Check out these great ideas to keep your children busy all summer long. Create a stay-at-home sleepaway […]
In April, as the coronavirus outbreak was nearing its peak in Connecticut, parents Jasmyn and Tony Carapezza got some inconvenient news. “Listen,” their pediatrician told them, “I know things are scary right now. But Esmae needs ear tubes.” Their 10-month-old daughter, Esmae, had had five ear infections in the past five months. She’d gone from […]
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Children’s and its partner pediatric practices have worked around the clock to provide a safe environment for patient care – including making sure that kids are getting the vaccines they need. To share an important reminder to parents, Catherine Wiley, MD, division head of Primary Care at Connecticut Children’s, joins […]
By Kelly Foy, Child Life Specialist If your child has a surgery or procedure scheduled, we want to make sure they’re as healthy as possible – and keep everyone safe from coronavirus exposure. So as one of Connecticut Children’s Safe and Sound enhanced safety precautions, we now require a COVID-19 test (with a negative result) […]
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Connecticut Children’s pediatric psychologists join the blog with top coping tips for these uncertain times – straight from their families to yours. #1: Stay connected with others. Remember, social distancing equals physical distancing, not emotional. Find ways to stay connected! Our pediatric psychologists are spread across multiple divisions […]
The uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic is hard for everyone. Core routines have been disrupted, household stress may be at a high, and information seems to change overnight. For individuals on the autism spectrum – who usually do best with predictable routines and concrete information – this time may be especially stressful. Pediatric psychologist Amy […]
By Ann Koenig, Education Specialist What was once an exciting new adventure for students just a couple of months ago is now a dreaded daily chore for many: distance learning. You may be following all of our tips to keep your child engaged in remote learning (including creating their ideal home office) – and your […]
Yoga is a favorite way for children and adults of all ages to get exercise, practice mindfulness and cope with stress. During challenging times like the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a great habit to start – or continue. Want a pediatric expert as your guide? Our specialists in the Division of Pain Medicine have created a […]
When your child is 16 years old, their path to adulthood is just starting to come into focus. They’re defining important goals, and figuring out how to take care of themselves. Whether or not they like to admit it, they need support on this path – and their parents could often use some guidance of […]
By Haley Duscha, RDN, CD-N A lot has changed about everyday life since the coronavirus pandemic began, including how we get our groceries. Some simple meal planning can help you stretch the items you already have in your kitchen, and keep your family healthy too. (And during stressful times, it’s more important than ever to […]
After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
Call your child’s specialty clinic today to schedule a surgery, procedure or appointment, or to schedule a Video Visit.
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