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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 Melissa Held, MD, and Nancy Trout, MD, MPH New cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut are continuing to decline, but with the reopening of public spaces, restaurants and entertainment venues, health experts are worried about an increased spread of the virus over the coming weeks and months. Melissa Held, MD, a pediatric infectious diseases expert, […]
As childcare centers reopen in Connecticut, parents have a lot of questions about safety. Pediatrician Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, who directs Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program, joins the blog with answers. How will childcare centers keep kids safe from COVID-19? Every childcare program should have a plan in place to protect staff, children and their […]
By: Kathryn Robbins, Child Life specialist Masks are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But even if your child knows they’re supposed to wear a mask out in public, it can take some practice – and positive reinforcement – to get them in the habit. Child Life specialist Kathryn Robbins, MS, […]
By: Kathryn Robbins, Child Life specialist As part of Connecticut Children’s Safe and Sound program, every team member, visitor and patient over age 2 wears a face mask. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, masks should be a habit for your family too, especially as you venture out to public places for summer fun. But […]
By now, you may have read our pediatric dietitian’s 8 Tips to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen, and you and your child may be discovering the fun of cooking together. Want to make kitchen time even more meaningful? Primary care pediatrician Nancy Trout, MD, MPH, co-director of the Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right program […]
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 […]
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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