Did you know the seeds for a healthy heart in adulthood are often planted during childhood? Children with poor diets and inadequate exercise can develop a range of heart-related diseases later in life. Parents and other caregivers can set children on a path to a healthy heart, says Dr. Linda Muhonen, a pediatric cardiologist at
When Jaden Rascon started fourth grade earlier this week, she didn’t have to worry any longer about her heartbeat suddenly racing – thanks to an innovative procedure at CHOC Children’s. “I feel good,” the 9-year-old says. “Before, when my heart would speed up, it was very hard to breathe, and it would give me headaches.
Thanks to the expertise and skill of one CHOC Children’s cardiologist, a seventh grader with a longstanding heart condition has a renewed chance for health and happiness. Several months after undergoing Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) therapy, Alexander Puck of Lake Forest is energetic and active – a marked change over the lethargy and decreased
In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month in January, check out CHOC Children’s latest news on our efforts to expand our care for our tiniest patients. For nearly 50 years, CHOC Children’s and St. Joseph Hospital have partnered to serve the healthcare needs of families in Orange County. Now, an exciting collaboration is underway to
Mother Nature has already provided the perfect place for your baby to grow — you. But for babies born prematurely, our newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a close second. Every aspect of our calm, serene healing environment is designed to support your baby’s brain, sensory and
By Cindy Baker-Fox, RN, IBCLC, lactation consultant at CHOC Children’s August 1-7 marks the 20th annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), a yearly event which began in 2002, by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). World Breastfeeding Week is now recognized and celebrated in more than 170 countries worldwide. It commemorates the joint efforts of
In recognition of Cord Blood Awareness Month, check out these frequently asked questions about donating umbilical cord blood, which can give someone with a life-threatening disease another chance at life. The CHOC Children’s Cord Blood Bank Parents have the opportunity to donate umbilical cord blood to the Cord Blood Bank at CHOC Children’s, the only
CHOC Children’s Hospital and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital are excited to host a reunion for our NICU families this Sunday, April 29 at the March of Dimes March for Babies in Fashion Island. To join our Walk team, or to learn more, please visit the March for Babies website. And, in light of this