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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

What providers should know about MIS-C and COVID-19
A CHOC infectious disease specialist offers insight into Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), the condition formerly known as PIMS that is surfacing worldwide in some pediatric patients, some of whom previously had COVID-19.

Profiles of workers lost to COVID-19: “He had an enormous capacity to give of himself”
More than 600 frontline healthcare workers may have died of COVID-19 after caring for patients, a collaboration between Kaiser Health News and The Guardian has found. Read profiles of almost 120 of these brave professionals. Related, The New York Times chronicled some of the more than 100,000 people lost so far to COVID-19 in the U.S.

CHOC recognized as a best children’s hospital
CHOC is one of a select group of pediatric facilities nationwide to have been ranked as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Find out which specialties earned a spot in the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

AAP: “Racism harms children’s health, starting from before they are born”
The American Academy of Pediatrics condemns racism and offers advice for parents who want to start conversations with their children. CHOC mental health experts also share tips for talking to children about racism.

Related, CHOC’s spiritual care team also recently hosted a virtual town hall meeting offering support and solidarity in response to the current national dialog around racism.

CHOC study shows low community COVID-19 prevalence, daily screening can reduce infection risk in ED
A new CHOC study that could help calm public fears about contracting COVID-19 shows that asymptomatic healthcare professionals who work in a community with a low prevalence of the disease and who undergo daily health screenings are unlikely to be carriers of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Mark your calendars
CHOC offers a host of continuing medical education events to help clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice.

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