Every 10 minutes in the United States, there’s a child under the age of 6 taken to an emergency department for medication poisoning. Most of the incidents occur in the home, a CHOC pharmacist tells CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 23, Dr. Shannon Bertagnoli offers tips to help prevent children from getting into medications: where
Growing up is tough enough for teens and young adults, but living with a chronic disease adds even more complications, a panel of CHOC Children’s patients tell CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 22, Cody, 23; Megan, 17; and Cole, 14 discuss aspects of life with a chronic illness: The emotional impact of growing up with
It’s perfectly normal for parents to get mad at their children sometimes, but anger can have a negative effect on a child’s development, a CHOC Children’s psychologist tells CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 21, Dr. Nadia Torres-Eaton offers practical advice for parents to manage their anger: how to reduce stressful situations at home; what to
Charlie Kimball is a winning racecar driver who isn’t letting type I diabetes put the brakes on his success. He recently stopped by CHOC Radio to talk about his career and diagnosis, and how he balances the two.
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 Children experiencing pain may also exhibit changes in sleep patterns and eating habits, and may appear withdrawn.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.