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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.
Parenting is stressful. That’s especially true during COVID-19. Families are dealing with changing work schedules, financial uncertainty and lack of basic household needs just as schools, daycares and out-of-home activities are closed. With all this pressure, parents may feel more frustrated than usual with children of all ages. A crying infant can be particularly distressing. […]
Posted In: Injury Prevention, SCAN
These days, your family is already staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Now you can get pediatric care from home, too. Connecticut Children’s is excited to announce Video Visits for most specialties, including primary care, for both new and existing patients. Find scheduling information and FAQs at connecticutchildrens.org/virtualhealth. Nancy […]
Posted In: Coronavirus, Virtual Health
When she was 12 years old, Lindsay Fritz wrote a letter to her future self. “Don’t worry, you got this,” she wrote. “You are bent, not broken.” The year before, a routine physical had revealed a curve in her spine, and she’d been referred to Connecticut Children’s for X-rays. The diagnosis: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. On […]
Posted In: Orthopedics, Physical Therapy
At Connecticut Children’s, we love making kids feel special, comfortable and cared for, whether it’s for a quick recovery or an extended inpatient stay. But every child, at every age, gets a boost from the support of family and friends too. During coronavirus visitor restrictions, that can be a little harder than usual. For the […]
Posted In: Coronavirus
This April 2, Connecticut Children’s celebrates its 24th birthday – and we’re thinking of all the kids out there who have birthdays around this time too. From school to sports to shopping, some of your child’s favorite activities may have already been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing efforts. Unfortunately, a traditional birthday […]
Posted In: Community Health, Coronavirus
Schools are closed, restaurants are empty and leaders are telling everyone in Connecticut and other parts of the country to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic. This can be really hard for all of us, including kids. It helps to understand the reasoning behind it, and to know if you’re doing it right. Here, […]
With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, we’re all trying to do a better job disinfecting items and surfaces that get a lot of contact. That goes for baby gear, too. Of course, cleaning baby gear is important all the time to remove germs, dirt and other soiled materials. But there are so many different kinds of […]
As communities work to stop the spread of coronavirus, many parents may hear instructions from their physician to self-quarantine themselves, their child or their whole family for 14 days. That may sound daunting. However, there are steps you can take to make the process more manageable and less stressful. Nancy Trout, MD, a primary care […]
By now, it’s probably sinking in for your child – and you – that coronavirus school closures and social distancing aren’t simply an extended vacation. As we all deal with changes to daily life, it’s important to take stock of what your child actually understands about COVID-19 and recent developments, and how they’re feeling about […]
Posted In: Coronavirus, Mental Health
If you feel like you just became your child’s substitute teacher and camp counselor all at once, you’re not alone. With kids around Connecticut staying home due to COVID-19 school closures, it’s up to parents and other caregivers to keep children engaged, excited and learning new things. Feeling overwhelmed? Ann Koenig, an education specialist at […]
Connecticut Children’s is committed to the health of our patients, families and communities. Right now, that includes taking special steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, also called COVID-19.
We know families and providers have questions regarding coronavirus in children and we’re here to provide answers.
VISITOR RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALL CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S LOCATIONS. LEARN MORE.
If you are coming to Connecticut Children’s for care, please call your provider about any possible exposure or symptoms prior to your appointment.
Patients and families can get answers to coronavirus questions here.
Medical professionals can get clinical information about COVID-19 here.