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Children's Health Information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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CHOC Children's happy to present you with our Parent Advice Line (PAL). This automated service provides you with immediate information on children's health topics when you need it: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This information is intended to supplement information provided to you by your pediatrician or family physician.

To use PAL, simply call (714) 912-8927, enter the four-digit topic numbers listed on this web page, or stay on the line for a complete listing of topics.

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ALLERGIES AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
3100
 
Allergies
3103
 
Allergy Tests
3102
 
Controlling Your Environment When You Have Allergies
3107
 
Drug Allergy
3811
 
Enlarged Lymph Nodes in Children
4209
 
Eye Allergy
4441
 
Flu Shots
3109
 
Food Allergy
3814
 
Food Allergy in Children
3412
 
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
3110
 
Hay Fever
3817
 
Hay Fever in Children
3111
 
Hives
4664
 
Immunizations for Adults
4663
 
Immunizations for Children
3207
 
Lupus
5063
 
Lymph Nodes, Enlarged
3419
 
Myasthenia Gravis
3101
 
National Support Services for People Who Have Allergies
3112
 
Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak
3231
 
Scleroderma
3113
 
Severe Allergic Reaction
4443
 
Shots for Travel
4867
 
Sjögren's Syndrome
4942
 
Tetanus Shots
 
   
BLOOD AND CANCER
4402
  Anemia
3607
  Blood Clots
4403
  Blood Donation
4404
  Blood Transfusion
3503
  Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
3500
  Childhood Leukemia
4321
  Hemophilia
4334
  Sickle Cell Anemia
 
   
BONES, MUSCLES AND JOINTS
3151
  Amputation
3154
  Arthritis
3157
  Arthroscopy
3159
  Aspirin and Arthritis
4650
  Back Pain Prevention at Work
3269
  Baker’s Cyst
3267
  Bone Chips in the Elbow
3268
  Bone Chips in the Knee
3163
  Bowlegs and Knock-Knees
3218
  Brittle Bones in Children
3169
  Bursitis
3170
  Calcific Tendonitis
3171
  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
3172
  Cast Care
3155
  Chores Made Easier When You Have Arthritis
3173
  Costochondritis
3232
  Curved Spine or Scoliosis
3256
  Dupuytren's Contracture
3187
  Frozen Shoulder
3188
  Ganglion Cyst
3189
  Gout
3192
  Hip Dislocation in Childhood
3198
  Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
3205
  Low Back Pain
3259
  Managing Your Arthritis
3209
  Muscle Cramps and Spasms
3738
  Muscular Dystrophy
3213
  Neck Spasms
3216
  Osgood-Schlatter Disease
3217
  Osteoarthritis
3219
  Osteoporosis
3221
  Paget's Disease of Bone
3223
  Pigeon Toe
3225
  Polymyalgia Rheumatica
3228
  Rheumatoid Arthritis
3233
  Septic Arthritis
3055
  Septic Arthritis in Children
3241
  Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk
3244
  Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
3203
  The Hip Problem of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
3250
  Torticollis
3251
  Trigger Finger
 
   
BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM
3400
  AIDS -- Nervous System Complications
3401
  Alzheimer's Disease
3403
  Bell's Palsy
3505
  Brain Tumors in Children
4305
  Cerebral Palsy
4406
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
3405
  Cluster Headaches
3407
  Confusion
3408
  Delirium
3409
  Dementia
5054
  Dizziness
3410
  Epilepsy
3054
  Epilepsy in Children
3411
  Facial Tics
5056
  Fatigue
3177
  Fibromyalgia
3415
  Fluid on the Brain or Hydrocephalus
3414
  Huntington's Disease
3416
  Lou Gehrig's Disease
3206
  Lumbar Stenosis
3418
  Migraine Headache
3436
  Migraine Headaches in Children
3435
  Multiple Sclerosis
3423
  Parkinson's Disease
3424
  Peripheral Neuropathy
4421
  Restless Legs Syndrome
3425
  Sciatica
3426
  Seizures
3820
  Seizures in Children
4337
  Spina Bifida
3430
  Stroke
3647
  Stroke Rehabilitation
3432
  Tension Headache
3778
  Tic Disorders
3781
  Tourette's Syndrome
3433
  Trigeminal Neuralgia
 
   
CANCER
3525
  Biological Therapy
3501
  Bladder Cancer
3502
  Bone Cancer
3504
  Brain Cancer
3507
  Breast Cancer in Men
3506
  Breast Cancer in Women
4671
  Cancer and Ways to Protect Yourself Against It
3515
  Cancer Clinical Trials
3511
  Cancer Screening
3513
  Cancer Treatment Team
3517
  Cancer Warning Signs
3518
  Cervical Cancer
3519
  Chemotherapy
3711
  Childhood Cancers
3520
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
3521
  Colon and Rectal Cancer
3547
  Endometrial Cancer
3523
  Esophageal Cancer
3524
  Hodgkin Lymphoma
3526
  Kidney Cancer
3527
  Liver Cancer
3528
  Lung Cancer
3529
  Melanoma
3531
  Multiple Myeloma
3532
  Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
3533
  Ovarian Cancer
3535
  Pancreatic Cancer
3537
  Prostate Cancer
3540
  Radiation Therapy
3541
  Skin Cancer
3543
  Stomach Cancer
3544
  Testicular Cancer
3545
  Throat Cancer
3546
  Thyroid Cancer
 
   
HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS
3600
  Aneurysm
3601
  Angina
3602
  Angioplasty
3603
  Aortic Valve Regurgitation
3604
  Aortic Valve Stenosis
3605
  Atherosclerosis
3606
  Atrial Fibrillation
3609
  Cardiac Arrest
3610
  Cardiac Rehabilitation
3611
  Cardiomyopathy
3614
  Congenital Heart Disease
3618
  Coronary Artery Disease
3621
  Deep Vein Thrombosis
3623
  Exercise Stress Test
3640
  Heart Attack
3624
  Heart Attack Warning Signs
3625
  Heart Catheterization
5324
  Heart Conditions in Pregnancy
3653
  Heart Disease and Women
4660
  Heart Disease Prevention
3627
  Heart Failure
3634
  Heart Infection or Endocarditis
3628
  Heart Murmur
3641
  Heart Muscle Inflammation
3629
  Heart Palpitations
3631
  High Blood Pressure
3632
  High Cholesterol
5126
  Holter Monitors
3635
  Low Blood Pressure
3637
  Mitral Valve Prolapse
3638
  Mitral Valve Regurgitation
3639
  Mitral Valve Stenosis
3642
  Pacemakers
3643
  Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
3644
  Pericarditis
3645
  Peripheral Artery Disease
4812
  Pulmonary Embolism
3648
  Superficial Thrombophlebitis
3649
  Triglycerides
3650
  Varicose Veins
3651
  Ventricular Tachycardia
 
   
CHILDREN
4946
  Baby Walkers
3706
  Bedwetting in Children
4738
  Breast-Feeding Advice
4739
  Breast-Feeding and Giving Your Baby Enough Milk
4740
  Breast-Feeding and How to Increase Your Milk Supply
3708
  Breast-Feeding Benefits
3790
  Breast-Feeding Positions
3712
  Circumcision
3714
  Croup
3715
  Crying Baby
3725
  Formula Feeding
3911
  Growth Delay or Disorder
3731
  Jaundice in Newborns
3800
  Lead Poisoning Prevention in Children
5336
  Medical Reasons Not to Breast-Feed
3742
  Normal Development 12 to 15 Months Old
3743
  Normal Development 15 to 18 Months Old
3744
  Normal Development 18 to 24 Months Old
3745
  Normal Development 2 to 4 Months Old
3746
  Normal Development 2 Weeks to 2 Months Old
3747
  Normal Development 2 Years Old
3748
  Normal Development 3 Years Old
3749
  Normal Development 4 to 6 Months Old
3750
  Normal Development 4 Years Old
3751
  Normal Development 5 Years Old
3752
  Normal Development 6 to 9 Months Old
3753
  Normal Development 9 to 12 Months Old
4721
  Overweight and Obese Children
3784
  Premature Babies and Hospital Care
3789
  Sleep Apnea in Babies
3765
  Sleep Patterns in Babies
3764
  Sleep Patterns in Children
3796
  Smoking in Children and Teens
3769
  Speech Development in Newborns to 5 Year Olds
3770
  Spitting Up in Infants
3771
  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS
3775
  Temper Tantrums
3777
  Thumbsucking
3779
  Toddler Discipline
3780
  Toilet Training
3783
  Undescended Testicle
3797
  Weaning from Bottle to Cup
3798
  Weaning from Breast to Bottle
3799
  Weaning from Breast to Cup
 
   
MOUTH AND TEETH
3850
  Bad Breath
4853
  Canker Sore
3804
  Canker Sores in Children
3851
  Choosing a Dentist
4505
  Cold Sores or Fever Blisters
3856
  Dental Care for Adults
3852
  Dental Care for Children
3009
  Dental Care for Older Adults
3854
  Denture Care
3855
  Gingivitis
3857
  Periodontal Disease
3860
  Teeth Grinding in Children
3774
  Teething
4432
  Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
3858
  Thrush
3859
  Toothache
 
   
DIABETES
3924
  A1C Test for Diabetes
3923
  Controlling Blood Sugar during Exercise When You Have Diabetes
3905
  Diabetes -- Type 1
3906
  Diabetes -- Type 2
4718
  Diabetes and Alcohol
4715
  Diabetes and Eating Out
3902
  Diabetes and Food Management
3921
  Diabetes and Heart Disease
3922
  Diabetes and Nerve Damage
3900
  Diabetes and Sick Days
3904
  Diabetes and the Importance of Exercise
3901
  Diabetes Foot Care
3903
  Diabetes Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
3907
  Diabetic Eye Problems
3908
  Diabetic Ketoacidosis
3909
  Diabetic Retinopathy
3912
  High Blood Sugar
3913
  Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic State
3915
  Low Blood Sugar
3930
  Low Blood Sugar in Children with Diabetes
3917
  Metabolic Syndrome
3782
  Type 1 Diabetes in Children
 
   
DIET AND EXERCISE
4107
  Caffeine and Athletic Performance
4700
  Caffeine in Your Diet
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