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New Power Struggles - June 19, 2017

Throughout his toddler years, dressing my son was a breeze. Then, shortly after his third birthday, he began to object to every outfit I chose for him.
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What Parents Need to Know about Eating Disorders and Children - June 12, 2017

Dr. Mery M. Taylor is a Pediatric Psychologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital who works with many children suffering from eating disorders.
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CHOC Children’s Honored as a National Leader in Maintaining Outstanding Employee Engagement - May 17, 2017

CHOC Children’s has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award for its commitment to fostering and maintaining high levels of employee engagement.
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Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines - April 25, 2017

The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers.
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Rising Rates of Depression Amongst Teen Girls - April 24, 2017

Information provided by Dr. Adrianne Alpern Ph.D. a child psychologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital on warning signs of depression in teens.
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Family sells jewelry collection to repay CHOC for 35-year-old hospital bill - April 12, 2017

Eric Gaffoglio and Maryam Pakdelan-Gaffoglio presented a $10,000 check to CHOC from the proceeds from the sale of the jewelry.
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Fallout From Infections Continues For Orange County Dental Clinic - March 7, 2017

Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Orange County put a titanium jaw in place of bone after Maagid became sick after treatment at the dental clinic.
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Getting Help Managing Child Mental Health Issues - March 3, 2017

If you have a child, who shows signs of any mental health issues (don’t let the words frighten you – it’s not a label). Stress, anxiety, depression. The doctors at CHOC are here to help.
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Using Data To Cut Unneeded Care - February 25, 2017

Children's Hospital of Orange County, in a partnership with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, started a population health initiative in mid-2016.
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CHOC Children’s Chief Nursing Officer Honored for Excellence in Leadership - February 16, 2017

CHOC Children's chief nursing officer is honored for significant contributions to nursing leadership by the Association of California Nurse Leaders.
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Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys Joined Orange County Community in Raising $5.1 Million at CHOC Cherishes Children Gala - February 14, 2017

A performance by Alicia Keys and a surprise $1 million gift highlighted the CHOC Cherishes Children Gala, benefiting Children's Hospital of Orange County.
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200 miles later, Lake Forest resident completes non-stop run for Children’s Hospital of Orange County - February 13, 2017

Jesse Zweig turned off Rancho Parkway into the Lake Forest Sports Park to meet a crowd of about 35 people to celebrate his 200-mile journey, which started at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
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What This Doctor Realized When She Became the Patient - February 8, 2017

As a pediatric epileptologist, Dr. Mary Zupanc has devoted her life to understanding, preventing and treating seizures in children.
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Lake Forest man to run 200 miles to raise funds for CHOC - February 6, 2017

Hoping to raise $50,000 for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Lake Forest resident will be traversing Orange County this week.
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CHOC Honored for Use of Technology to Advance Safe, Quality Care - January 31, 2017

CHOC is the only children's hospital on the West Coast to be honored with the Davies Award for achievements in patient care through the use of technology.
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U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Encourage States to Adopt an Early Childhood System Model, like CHOC Children’s Help Me Grow - January 30, 2017

Help Me Grow is endorsed by U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services for its collective impact on vulnerable children.
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Clinical trial that came too late for big brother offers hope for 3-year-old - January 25, 2017

Titus and Ely have what scientists call late infantile Batten disease, also known as CLN2. Dr. Raymond Wang has been working with the Bowmans at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange, CA.
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County CEO Kim Cripe on the value of unfettered curiosity - January 23, 2017

Kimberly Chavalas Cripe was named president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif., in 1997.
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Respiratory And Flu Cases On The Rise For Children In Orange County - January 17, 2017

Since October, Children’s Hospital has diagnosed 114 kids with influenza, two-and-a-half times more than a year ago. The cases of respiratory virus are at 684, a huge jump.
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The Importance of Early Intervention for Pediatric Mental Health - January 4, 2017

Kimberly Cripe, president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Orange County, Calif., discusses her "wake-up call" in regard to lack of behavioral health resources.
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Most Influential 2016: Negar Ashouri was doctor turned detective when infections hit Anaheim dental clinic - December 23, 2016

Dr. Negar Ashouri, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, was on call one weekend over the summer when she saw a patient with a severe oral infection unlike anything she’d ever treated.
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A Conversation with January Cover Doctor Michele Domico, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at CHOC - December 22, 2016

A Conversation with January Cover Doctor Michele Domico, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at CHOC Children's.
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Kids and mental health: CHOC builds the county’s first inpatient facility for youths ages 3 to 18 - December 22, 2016

About one in five youths nationwide will have a diagnosable mental health disorder by the age of 14, according to research from the Children's Hospital of Orange County.
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Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation Donates $5 Million to CHOC’s Child Life Department - December 15, 2016

The Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation gifts its largest donation to CHOC's Child Life Department, which addresses the unique needs of hospitalized children.
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