CHOC Children's Kids Health | April 2019

A day in the life of a child life specialist

The Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Department at CHOC Children’s strives to normalize the hospital environment for patients and families. Follow along on a day in the life of Karlie, an oncology child life specialist.

Meet Karlie

HPV vaccine myth busters

Seventy-nine million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, have HPV. Get the facts about this vaccine and why your child — male or female — needs it.

Get the facts
Healthy teen habits

How teens can build healthy habits

Being a teenager isn’t easy. While it’s important to seek advice from trusted adults, sometimes teenagers just want to hear straight from other teens. In this article, CHOC’s teen advisers share their best tips for building and maintaining habits that help them lead their healthiest lives.

Get their tips

Why I support CHOC: One uncle's story

Julian's niece beat cancer with the help of her CHOC care team. Now, he's giving back to CHOC while putting the "fun" in fundraising ― as part of Moustaches for Kids OC, a group of moustache growers who raise funds for children's charities.

Meet Uncle Julian
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