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Get a healthy start to the school year with help from CHOC experts.

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Bedtime troubles are very common at some point in most children’s lives. This often disrupts the household, and it prevents a child from getting the amount of sleep they need. This can also affect a child’s performance at school. Just in time for back to school, check out the following guidelines to help establish good sleep habits for your children.

Keeping Kids Safe As They Walk To School

With the fall semester back in session, kids are out walking to and from school. To ensure safe journeys, it’s key that children and teens eliminate distractions, a CHOC Children’s community educator tells CHOC Radio.

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Recognizing the Importance of Vaccines

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance highlighting the importance of vaccinations in people of all ages. August is a great time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on their vaccines, as the summer starts to wind down and children prepare to head back to school. It is also a great time to start planning ahead to receive the flu vaccine.

Knowledge is the best medicine. Learn more about your child's health in these features from the experts at CHOC.

Many parents know the disappointment of seeing their bright child score poorly on an exam even after hours of studying. Test anxiety is real, but parents can help children manage it. Learn more.


Head lice can be a pest. But don’t panic! There are many effective ways to prevent your child from getting these critters.


Going off to college, or back for another semester, is an exciting time for teenagers, and for many this is their first experience with true independence. A pediatrician offers a checklist for teens heading off to college.


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