Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk for getting injured at home, says CHOC Children’s community educator Amy Frias. Of course, the biggest reason is that’s where they spend the majority of their time. Their curiosity and inability to comprehend danger are additional challenges parents need to consider. In this CHOC
Childhood asthma is a relatively easy disease to control with the right teamwork between a child and his or her family, pediatrician and school. If not managed properly, asthma can negatively affect a child’s quality of life. They may miss a lot of school, be unable to participate in their favorite activities or have frequent
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Jason Toranto, pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon, and Dr. Neda Zadeh, medical geneticist, discuss genetics and clefting (clip lip and/or palate). Both physicians are part of CHOC’s Cleft & Craniofacial Program. Due to advances in ultrasound technology, fetuses can sometimes be diagnosed, at around 18-20 weeks gestation, with cleft
Every 10 minutes in the United States, there’s a child under the age of 6 taken to an emergency department for medication poisoning. Most of the incidents occur in the home, a CHOC pharmacist tells CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 23, Dr. Shannon Bertagnoli offers tips to help prevent children from getting into medications: where
Growing up is tough enough for teens and young adults, but living with a chronic disease adds even more complications, a panel of CHOC Children’s patients tell CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 22, Cody, 23; Megan, 17; and Cole, 14 discuss aspects of life with a chronic illness: The emotional impact of growing up with
It’s perfectly normal for parents to get mad at their children sometimes, but anger can have a negative effect on a child’s development, a CHOC Children’s psychologist tells CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 21, Dr. Nadia Torres-Eaton offers practical advice for parents to manage their anger: how to reduce stressful situations at home; what to
Charlie Kimball is a winning racecar driver who isn’t letting type I diabetes put the brakes on his success. He recently stopped by CHOC Radio to talk about his career and diagnosis, and how he balances the two.
Speech is a complicated process involving breathing, turning on and off your voice, and coordinating your jaw, lips, tongue and palate. This can be particularly challenging for children born with cleft lips and/or palates. Dr. Jason Toranto, a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon at CHOC Children’s, addresses this topic with speech pathologist Mary Warden, also a member of the hospital’s cleft palate/craniofacial team, in this CHOC Radio segment.