Just in time for American Heart Month (February), CHOC Children’s Clinical Dietitian Joanne DeMarchi offers helpful tips to CHOC Radio listeners for promoting cardiovascular health. She stresses the importance of evaluating the family’s entire diet to ensure a wide variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables and whole grains. While consumers should avoid or limit saturated
Bedwetting that continues beyond the age of 5 can impact a child’s self esteem and create a sense of isolation, according to Dr. Christopher Link, post-doctoral fellow in CHOC Children’s Pediatric Psychology Department. Dr. Link recently sat down with CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia to talk about what parents can do to help their children cope with bedwetting.
Family members are encouraged to take an active role in the care provided to their children at CHOC. In this CHOC Radio interview, Marta Gebo, patient and family-centered care coordinator, talks about the many ways CHOC physicians, nurses and staff partner with patients and families.
A teen’s bad attitude can be a product of self-absorption and egocentricity, Dr. Mery Taylor explains. Teenagers are working to determine who they are and what they want to be. Thus, they are often uninterested in performing tasks and duties that will not directly benefit them.
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.