Much has changed in the ways of treating hemophilia – an inherited bleeding disorder in which a patient’s blood does not clot properly – and even more changes are on the horizon, says a CHOC Children’s hematologist. “Within just the last 20 years – one generation – is when we began having factors to treat
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Antonio Arrieta discusses proper timing of vaccinations, dispels myths surrounding vaccinations, and details his current research at CHOC. Listen in to hear more about childhood vaccinations.
“UTIs are very common in children. Kids can get them at any age as they grow,” says Dr. Khoury, medical director of pediatric urology at CHOC. “What’s important for parents to remember is that UTI is a generic term. The urinary tract starts with the kidney and goes all the way to the urethra opening where we urinate from.
Think only grown-ups get migraines? Think again. This painful neurological condition is also common among children. In fact, one in 20 children – or about 8 million children nationwide – experience migraine headaches. While migraines may be very painful, the good news is that kids can take steps to help prevent the ache. Dr. Sharief
Summer is in full swing, and so is the heat! Did you know that melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – is one of the most common cancers in young Americans? Further, children who have had a sunburn at an early age are at a higher risk for developing melanoma in adulthood,
“Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly stops beating. If this happens, the blood pumped from the heart stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. If it’s not treated in minutes, it leads to death,” says Dr. Batra, medical director of electrophysiology at CHOC Children’s and the division chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Irvine. Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an irregular heartbeat, or a condition called arrhythmia.
Sudden cardiac arrest, simply put, describes when a person’s heart suddenly stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. If the person isn’t treated within minutes, death results, a CHOC Children’s cardiologist says Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an irregular heartbeat, or a condition called arrhythmia, says Dr.
Parents of young athletes should talk to their pediatrician about getting pre-participation sports physicals that include heart screenings. After all, sudden cardiac death is 2 ½ times more likely to occur in young athletes than in non-athletes. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes, occurs in one of every