Many children today are involved in sports and some kids specialize in one type of sport at a young age. Repetitive use of the same bones and joints can cause stress on growing bodies and may result in injury. Dr. Schlechter talks about common overuse injuries, what causes them and how they are treated. He emphasizes that recovery is key and that kids need to recover slowly before they can get back in the game.
CHOC Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Katz talks with CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia about the symptoms of stomach aches and pains in children. Dr. Katz says that all pain is real and parents are the key in understanding why their child might be in pain. Dr. Katz also discusses the red flags that may be indicators of potentially more serious gastrointestinal issues.
Dr. Sharief Taraman speaks on the topic of concussions in sports, their long term effects, and how children are particularly vulnerable to serious injury.
Lakey Peterson came by Seacrest Studios at CHOC Children’s yesterday to meet the kids and generously donate $1,100 to CHOC’s cancer program.