In this episode of CHOC Children's Radio, CHOC NICU experts discuss the importance of NICU parents practicing self care.
A child’s skin is much different than an adult’s skin, and has the potential to react to scarring much different than the way their parents’ might. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs, a pediatric surgeon and the director of trauma services at CHOC, discusses tips for minimizing scarring after surgery, including:
- Which children are more predisposed to scarring
- What pediatric surgeons at CHOC do during surgery to help minimize scarring
- What parents can do in the year after surgery to help mitigate scarring
- Other advice for parents whose child is preparing for surgery
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Dr. Peter Yu, CHOC Children’s pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, explains everything you’ve ever wondered about the appendix, appendicitis and more.
Jordan was enjoying a fun break with his family in Big Bear, Calif. when he started complaining of stomach pains. His family never imagined that he would need to undergo ...
Despite genetic tests and a healthy pregnancy, Lizette’s baby was born with jejunal atresia, and underwent surgery after being transported to CHOC.
Children are not just “little adults” and when possible, should be treated by a physician who is specially trained in pediatrics. Their physiology is different, and since they’re still developing, their organs are not always in exactly the same location. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs, a pediatric surgeon and the director of trauma services at CHOC, discusses:
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Surgery is scary for kids and parents, alike, but not talking about an upcoming surgical procedure can create more fear and anxiety in children. In episode number 29, Child Life ...
The news comes as a shock, usually during the first prenatal ultrasound between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy. Treatment planning, however, cannot begin too soon when a developing ...
Grace Wu beams as she watches her son Matthew smiling and happy after enjoying his bottle.
“It’s good to see him so happy and active,” she says. “That he could do ...
Healthy sleep is critical for children and teens. Sleep disorders, such as problems falling asleep and sleep apnea, affect your child’s ability to get the sleep needed for good growth, development and overall health. Even infants may have sleep disorders. However, a pediatric sleep disorder can be treated with the help of a sleep specialist.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Neal Nakra, a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist, and Dr. Marni Nagel, a psychologist, discuss:
- The difference between medical and behavioral sleep problems and how to recognize them
- When it may necessary to see a sleep specialist
- How many hours of sleep your child needs
- How sleep problems can affect health
- The importance of sleep for teens and school start times
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CHOC Children’s wants its patients and families to get to know its specialists. Today, meet Dr. Anjalee Warrier Galion, a pediatric neurologist and sleep specialist.
Q: What is your education and ...
One of the most important investments you can make in your teen’s academic success won’t cost a dime. A good night’s sleep is essential to concentration, learning, memory-retention and problem-solving ...
Families in South Orange County now have access to a state-of-the-art Sleep Center for children who need overnight monitoring to diagnose problems related to sleep.
The new three-room unit at CHOC ...
A CHOC Children's community educator offers tips for parents on how to keep kids safe around water, including physical barriers.