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CHOC to open NICU with all private rooms where parents can spend the night - July 13, 2017

CHOC’s new $19 million NICU with 36 private rooms is designed for parents to stay overnight with their newborns.
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Help Me Grow Orange County Wins National Innovation Challenge - July 11, 2017

Help Me Grow Orange County wins national innovation challenge based in work designed to promote healthy development.
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How to Get Your Child Support For Mental Illness - June 29, 2017

Childhood Depression, ADHD, and an array of mental illnesses are treatable, particularly in children.
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Chad Michael Murray Attends CHOC’s Oncology Prom Dressed as His ‘Cinderella Story’ Character - June 26, 2017

A number of celebrities, patients, and guests gathered for Children’s Hospital of Orange County‘s “Alice in Wonderland” themed prom giving patients the chance to party.
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Teens with cancer attend 16th annual hospital prom at CHOC - June 25, 2017

CHOC celebrated its 16th annual oncology prom with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme for about 250 cancer patients and guests on Saturday night, June 24.
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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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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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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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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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CHOC receives $5 million donation from Long Beach family to endow Child Life Department - December 14, 2016

CHOC announced the gift during a holiday celebration Wednesday afternoon hosted by the newly renamed Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Department.
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Ducks Get Into the Holiday Spirit at CHOC Children’s - December 8, 2016

The halls of CHOC Children's were brightened by the spirit of giving Tuesday afternoon, as the Ducks made a special visit to those patients receiving care at the pediatric hospital during this holiday season.
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