A pediatric dentist and the chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC Children’s offers tips on dental health to parents of children with special needs.
The United States has reported no locally-transmitted cases of Zika virus but CHOC Children’s specialists are prepared to treat affected pediatric patients.
As adolescents become more independent, parents may worry about their teens making healthy decisions. Learn how to help prevent teen alcohol and drug abuse.
Young athletes in Orange County have greater access to sports medicine care as a non-surgical sports medicine specialist joins CHOC's Orthopaedic Institute.
Dr. Neda Zadeh, a CHOC Children’s geneticist, comments on how parents may prevent birth defects, and prenatal tests available to screen for birth defects.
A CHOC Children's registered dietitian provides a guide to the extensive health benefits and variety of sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
A CHOC Children's pharmacist discusses the importance of folic acid intake before and during pregnancy in preventing birth defects.
Sometimes, deciding to take a child to the emergency department (ED) isn’t a clear-cut choice for parents.
In podcast No. 46, Amy Waunch, a trauma program manager at the
Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department, helps clarify this question.
When considering an ED trip, Amy says parents should look for the ABCDs: an
airway blockage; noisy high-pitched breathing; circulation problems, such as blood loss and extreme dehydration; or sudden disability, such as seizures or loss of consciousness.
Listen to the podcast to learn more about the ABCD concept, as well as other elements of an ED visit:
common reasons for an ED trip;
what ailments can wait until the pediatrician’s office opens;
what to expect at the ED; and
what to bring to the ED – and what to leave at home.
A pair of sisters created a diabetes emoticon app, which they are presenting during the Pediatrics 2040 conference hosted by CHOC Children’s.
CHOC Children’s and the American Academy of Pediatrics urge that all children ages 6 months or older get a flu shot, among other flu prevention tips.