CHOC Children’s is taking the concepts of second-opinion consultation and tumor board planning at least six steps further. The Virtual Pediatric Network (VPN) uses state-of-the-art video conferencing to allow pediatric cancer experts from six leading institutions to share best practices, research and expertise as if they were all in the same room. “No one institution
Bet you didn’t know October is Eye Injury Prevention Month? While most children’s eye injuries are minor, others, like those that often occur in sports and recreational activities, can be serious and require medical attention. Check out the following tips to protect children’s eyes from injury: • Keep all chemicals and sprays out of reach of small
Early specialization and lack of diversity are more common in young athletes today and can increase the chances of injury, two CHOC Children’s experts tell “American Health Journal.” A lack of rest and chronic repetitive stress can lead to overuse and injuries, say Dr. John Schlechter, a CHOC orthopedic surgeon, and Mollee Smith, a physical
Children in Huntington Beach and surrounding communities will now have access to quality pediatric specialty care much closer to home, thanks to the opening of CHOC Children’s Health Center in Huntington Beach, on Oct. 17. In the new, state-of-the-art facility, CHOC will offer the following pediatric specialty care services in a convenient, family centered-care environment:
By Vanessa Chrisman, RD, CLE, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s Organic foods continue to be all the rage. They can be found in most grocery stores and are often touted as being healthier than conventional foods. Along with those health benefits, a higher price tag is often expected as well. So, what is organic anyway?
Though rare, sudden cardiac arrest can be due to a range of underlying cardiac conditions, a CHOC Children’s cardiologist tells “American Health Journal.” This can occur at anytime, but more often during sports activities, Dr. Anjan Batra says. Early indicators may be rapid heart rates, palpitations or chest pain during exercise. Dr. Batra recommends every
Did you know that there’s an actual medical diagnosis for “academic underachievement?” Dr. Michael W. Cater, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician, has made this diagnosis occasionally for young patients who have high potential but just don’t do well in school. Dr. Cater places a high priority on encouraging patients to succeed in school. He says that’s
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24, which underscores the importance of recognizing depression and warning signs in youth, CHOC Children’s chief psychologist says. Among others, irritability, sadness, social withdrawal, and changes in sleep and appetite are indicators of depression, says Dr. Heather Huszti. Follow are warning signs