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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Before she was born, Stella was diagnosed with bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). This means that abnormal tissue or a cyst formed outside her lung but wasn’t connected to her airway. At ...
CHOC Children’s wants its patients and families to get to know its specialists. Today, meet Dr. Saeed Awan, a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Peter Yu, CHOC Children’s pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, explains everything you’ve ever wondered about the appendix, appendicitis and more.
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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Children and teens with hyperhidrosis have excessive sweating regardless of the environmental temperature and emotional factors. A surgical treatment called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or ETS surgery can help.
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 ...
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
Hear more from CHOC experts in this podcast.
All parents know the struggle― it’s late at night, you’ve had a long day, and you’re struggling to get your child to go to sleep. Check out these tips from ...
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 ...
Some children who have uncontrolled seizures may benefit from a special way of eating called the ketogenic diet. The diet consists of foods that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, a combination that helps the body produce ketones which can help minimize seizures. The treatment is very specific and carries some risks, so a child should be monitored closely by a dietitian while on the ketogenic diet.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, clinical dietitians Jessica Brown and Lindsay Rypkema explain:
- How the ketogenic diet works and who may benefit from it
- Ways to maintain adequate nutrition while on the diet
- Sample recipes and ways to alter favorite meals to the plan
- Current research that considers whether other conditions, like tumors, could be managed by the ketogenic diet
- How CHOC is assisting families in adapting the ketogenic diet for their child.
Seizures are mysterious. They’re hard to predict and they can’t be seen, except with special tests of the brain. So, what causes seizures?
By age 4, Grace Rogers was riding a bicycle without training wheels. She was roller-blading and skateboarding—an active, spunky kid growing up in Buena Park with an older sister and ...
About one in every 25 children experience febrile seizures. Brought on by a fever and commonly seen in children between six months and five years, they can last less than 15 minutes (simple) or ...
Picky eating is very normal for children, particularly in toddlers who have a natural fear of new foods. In fact, research shows that most kids get appropriate nutrition regardless of their eating habits. But that may not ease the minds of parents who struggle daily with a picky eater or who worry their child isn’t getting the right nutrition.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, clinical dietitian Jessica Brown and social worker Leigh Volker explain:
- When picky eating is normal and when it is cause for concern
- How parents can make sure their children are meeting their nutritional needs
- Techniques for getting kids to try new foods
- How to make meal times less of a struggle
- Ways to overcome eating problems that remain after a related medical condition is resolved.
It’s time to head back to school, and with that comes a fresh opportunity to establish new habits with children and teens. As your family falls into a routine around ...
Parents encourage their children to develop healthy eating habits, but extreme changes in a child’s behavior or attitude towards food could be a warning sign of an eating disorder.
In this ...
By Janelle Sanchez, RD, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s
Whether they are mashed, roasted, baked, or served as pancakes, hash browns, or scalloped, potatoes are a delicious comfort food perfect for ...