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.
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Antonio Arrieta discusses proper timing of vaccinations, dispels myths surrounding vaccinations, and details his current research at CHOC. Listen in to hear more about childhood vaccinations.
Nursing mothers are providing their babies with nutrients to help ensure their growth – but what about mom’s diet? Listen in to hear the dieticians, who both work in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit, discuss how many extra calories a nursing mother should eat, what foods to be mindful about, and much more.
It’s a misconception that children always outwardly express pain, and when they do, it’s often accomplished verbally and behaviorally. Children experiencing pain may also exhibit changes in sleep patterns and eating habits, and may appear withdrawn. Listen to learn more about pain in children, including how parents respond to pain, how different cultures view pain, and how to manage pain in children.
A scar evolves over the course of a year, providing a window of time in which to minimize its appearance, says Dr. Jason Toranto, a CHOC Children’s plastic surgeon and craniofacial specialist.
Prematurity is the number one killer of babies worldwide, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist and director of CHOC’s extremely low birth weight program. Even if a woman does everything right, her baby can still be born prematurely. In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman addresses this serious health concern and offers tips for mitigating the risk of preterm labor.
Raising a child with a food allergy can be challenging enough, but what should families do when they have children with and without food issues? That’s a question CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia recently asked Shonda Brown, a CHOC Children’s clinical dietitian who works in the hospital’s Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic.
Medical advances are improving the survival of babies born at lower gestational ages, but survival – alone – isn’t the best measure of success, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist and director of CHOC’s extremely low birth weight program. In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman shares his and his team’s commitment to ensuring not only the survival of this very fragile patient population but to ensuring bright, healthy futures for these babies.