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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.
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) […]
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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 […]
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 […]
So far throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, children and adolescents have mostly experienced mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. In contrast to adults, very few children have required hospitalization. But in recent days, health systems in the U.S. and Europe have reported a rare but potentially serious inflammatory illness in kids that may be linked […]
Whether your child is a high school senior or moving on from preschool or kindergarten, graduation is a major milestone. But with schools in Connecticut closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the big day will now likely be celebrated at home. Kids of all ages may struggle with disappointment […]
As your family adjusts to the new demands and challenges of life in the coronavirus pandemic, we want to make sure you can turn to reliable resources. To help, Connecticut Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychology has put together this comprehensive list for parents and caregivers. It links to hundreds of resources – from our own pediatric […]
By Haley Duscha, RDN, CD-N Cooking together is a great way to get your child interested in healthy eating, and teach them important skills. (Plus, some of the most cherished family traditions revolve around food – see #11 through 14 in this list of 40 Ideas for New Family Traditions!) Where to start? Haley Duscha, […]
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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