In honor of Doctor’s Day, we will be highlighting CHOC Children’s doctors throughout the month of March. Please see the video below with Dr. Sharief Taraman, pediatric neurologist at CHOC, who shares with us why he decided to enter the field of pediatrics.
Thank you to Dr. Taraman, and all of our CHOC doctors for your dedication and commitment to the patients and families we serve!
In honor of Doctor’s Day, we’re highlighting CHOC Children’s doctors throughout the month of March. Check out Dr. Gary Goodman, Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at CHOC Children’s at ...
Marnie Sugden first heard about the Guilds of CHOC during one of her daughter’s regular appointments at the hospital. The Glass slipper Guild is a passionate and dedicated group of local women from coastal orange county— who work together to support CHOC children’s by raising awareness, and funds, in their community.
To Marnie, it sounded like a great way to give back. she joined the Glass slipper Guild in 2008 and quickly went to work. now a Glass slipper Guild Board Member, Marnie has chaired the annual gala—the Guild’s largest fundraiser.
“As CHOC parents, we have the privilege of seeing first-hand the heroic work the doctors and everyone at CHOC does for its patients.”
Stephen and Cynthia Fry of Newport Coast are longtime philanthropists in Orange County who were introduced to CHOC Children’s three years ago when their younggranddaughter was diagnosed with a rare ...
The brain is an important organ that controls every process that regulates our body! In recognition of Brain Awareness Week coming up, March 12-18, check out these fascinating facts about the brain you didn’t know. Share them with your kids and family!
1. The biggest part of the brain is the cerebrum, which makes up 85% of the brain’s weight. The cerebrum is the thinking part of the brain and it controls your voluntary muscles.
2. Your brain has two hemispheres – left for analytical thoughts and right for creative thoughts.
3. 70,000 is the number of thoughts estimated that the human brain produces on an average day.
4. Your brain has 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels – enough to circle Earth approximately four times.
5. Your brain has 100 billion neurons – cells known as the gray matter which process information.
6. The human brain is about 75% water.
7. Foods that keep your brain healthy include: fish, blueberries, nuts & seeds, green vegetables such as broccoli and brussel sprouts.
8. Your brain consumes about 25 watts of power while you’re awake – enough energy to illuminate a lightbulb!
9. An adult human brain weighs around 3 pounds.
10. More electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than by all the telephones in the world.
By Dr. Lily Tran, pediatric neurologist and epileptologist and medical director of CHOC’s comprehensive epilepsy center
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) occurs when someone with epilepsy suddenly dies unexpectedly and ...