Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional, accidental death in children, two CHOC Children’s experts tell “American Health Journal.” Drowning is completely preventable, and CHOC offers a robust water safety program, say Dr. Paul Lubinsky, a CHOC critical care specialist, and Michelle Lubahn, a community education coordinator at CHOC. Learn more about drowning and
This Sunday, Mother’s Day, families nationwide will honor the women who gave them the greatest gift a person can receive: life. However, many are not aware that a child’s birth can signify new life in more than one way. Birth can be a lifeline for thousands of people with diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma.
It’s hard for grownups to make sense of a tragedy like the attacks in Boston this week, so consider how difficult it must be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more than grownups think about this week’s events. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Chances are your child knows someone – a classmate, a friend’s sibling, etc. – who has autism spectrum disorders. Hopefully by helping your child understand what autism is, you will help to alleviate any fears and answer any questions he may have. And, perhaps, help him show more patience
It is a known fact that listening to music can soothe one’s soul, but studies have shown that music can also promote the physical healing process. Some of the benefits that aid healing include pain management, relaxation, motor movement, enhancement of self-esteem and other social skills, and providing a positive diversion. And, with the recent opening
February is American Heart Month. Check out these important guidelines to help you determine whether your child’s chest pain could be associated with heart disease. Dr. Pierangelo Renella, a pediatric cardiologist at CHOC Children’s, explains the signs and causes of this common condition, rarely associated with the heart. Q: What causes chest pain in children?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out these easy ways you and your family can make someone feel special and appreciated on February 14th – or anytime of the year! Remind your little ones that whether the gift is for a neighbor, teacher, co-worker or friend, gifts from the heart speak louder than any
It’s not clear at what age kids begin to dream, but even toddlers may speak about having dreams — pleasant ones and scary ones. While almost every child has an occasional frightening or upsetting dream, nightmares seem to peak during the preschool years when fear of the dark is common. But older kids (and adults)