Any parent who’s ever tried to get the attention of a child engrossed in a video game or movie can certainly appreciate the concept. Our new, multi-screen “Infusionarium” is an innovative video experience offering a welcome distraction for young patients undergoing treatments that often last for hours. The CHOC Children’s Infusionarium is the first program
Wouldn’t G.I. Joe and Jem make a great couple? If G.I. Joe is suave enough, your childhood dream just might come true in this special video produced for CHOC Children’s by Honda. CHOC is competing against two other nonprofits to see which organization gets the most views on its own special Throwback Toy Tunes video.
The holiday season is upon us! For those families and community members wishing to donate toys for the patients at CHOC Children’s, a holiday toy drive will be held on: Sat., Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CHOC employee parking lot located at 557 S. Main St., in Orange. Please note
As new parents often find, no one in the house sleeps if the baby doesn’t sleep. It’s very common to have sleep troubles with a baby, especially as new habits and routines are being developed. Newborns and babies should get the recommended amount of sleep based on their age. These recommendations are only guidelines and
While this time of year comes with many wonderful events, it can also be an undeniably stressful time for many families. Here are a few tips to support an “environment for success” with your children during the holidays: Maintain as much routine as possible: Holiday breaks often mean big changes in schedules and routines, which
When hernias in children don’t close by themselves, surgeons can repair the protrusion caused by an organ or tissue pushing through an opening or a weak spot in the abdominal wall, a CHOC Children’s pediatric general surgeon says. A common procedure, hernia repair is typically an outpatient surgery, meaning the child can go home the
Getting a cold or the flu is a bummer for anyone, but these common illnesses can be extra challenging for children with asthma. Viruses more often than not will worsen asthma, says Dr. Wan-Yin Chan, a CHOC Children’s allergist/immunologist. Already, people with asthma have inflamed airways to the lungs. Coughing and sneezing prompted by a
By Leah Blalock MS, RD, CSP, CDE, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s There is a lot more to celebrate in November! Did you know that November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day? It’s time to embrace that staple on any Thanksgiving spread. Cranberries have a taste all their own and are packed with nutrients that