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Cell Phones for Tweens?
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
At what age do you say yes to your child’s request for a cell phone? A lot of parents have long since acknowledged that cell phones are a staple of teen life, but what about 10- to 12-year-olds?

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Safe for Your Kids?
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
Chances are, your child has already tried a sports drink or energy drink. In the past few years these drinks have become increasingly popular with children and adolescents.

CHOC’s New Tower is Built on Patient Comfort and Safety
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
When CHOC Children’s new seven-story tower opens in spring 2013, it will usher the hospital into a new age of healthcare. The new facility will help make Orange County one of the safest and healthiest places for children in the nation.

Take a Recess from Cold and Flu Bugs
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
Your young scholar brings home a gold star … and a bad bug. While there’s no protection against every germ at school, there are ways to reduce the risks.

Teens, Texting and Driving:
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2011
Drivers using cell phones to send text messages are six times more likely to crash than those concentrating only on driving, according to a study in the journal Human Factors. Using a virtual driving simulator to analyze driving performance, researchers found texting drivers had less control over their vehicles.

Help Your Child Cope with Loss
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
The death of an important person in a child’s life is one of the most traumatic events a child can experience. Parents can help their child work through this time by being aware of normal childhood responses and understanding how to talk to them on their level.

Teen Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere with Active Lifestyle
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
When Megan Zwerling is not running cross-country for her high school track team, you might find her swimming or working out at the gym. You’d probably never guess that she has diabetes.

CHOC’s New Tower Is a Beacon for Children’s Health and Safety
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
When CHOC Children’s new, seven-story tower opens its doors in spring 2013, Orange County’s landscape will be forever changed. The new tower is a symbol of the hospital’s dedication to improving the lives of kids across Orange County—and beyond.

Stay Connected with CHOC Children’s
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2010
Did you know you can find CHOC Children’s on Facebook, Twitter, CHOC’s Blog and You Tube?

Every Day Tips for a Happy, Healthy Child
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2009
Back to school means switching back to the school-day routine. It also means helping your child be the best student he or she can be. With a few simple tips, you can make sure your child starts off - and keeps on - the right foot!

Hit the Road Safely This Summer
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2009
Here are tips to not only keep your crew safe and healthy, but also keep them content as the miles go by.

Community Education Classes
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2009
School Programs, Adult Programs, and Parenting Programs

Ralphs, Food 4 Less gives $25,000 to CHOC
Children Our Everything: February 2009
The holidays were a little brighter for children receiving treatment at CHOC Children?s thanks to supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less.

State Farm donates $18,500 to CHOC Children?s Child Passenger Safety program
Children Our Everything: February 2009
State Farm insurance donated $18,500 to support CHOC Children?s Child Passenger Safety program and sponsor the CHOC/State Farm Child Passenger Safety Day held in September.

Community Education Classes
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2008
Programs can be brought to your school or group. To schedule a visit, please call (714) 532-8887.

Cox Communications, Tandberg, Med-RT Solutions team up to make CHOC Patient?s wish a reality
Making a Mark: October 2008
When a high school senior was hospitalized at CHOC last spring, he had a wish: to be able to watch his high school graduation that he was unable to attend.

Susan and James Swenson Family Assistance Endowment Provides Lasting Support for CHOC
Making a Mark: October 2008
An endowment is a gift donated with the intention that it is to be held and invested in perpetuity to generate an annual payout stream for a stated purpose. The principal of the original gift must be kept intact, and only the payout may be expended.

Children Raising Money to Help CHOC Patients
Making a Mark: October 2008
From lemonade stands to cookie sales, local children demonstrate their generosity by donating their money, toys and time to help the patients at CHOC.

CHOC Patient Chosen to be Hyundai's National Pediatric Cancer Youth Ambassador
On The Mark: Fall 2008
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hyundai Motor America and its dealers? commitment to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer. To commemorate this milestone, Hyundai conducted a nationwide search and selected 10-year-old CHOC patient Sammy Heim to be its national Youth Ambassador. She will represent the spirit of Hope on Wheels and encourage other pediatric cancer patients and their families.

On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your gift
Remarkable Things: 2008
For more than 40 years, Orange County parents have counted on Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Did you know?
Remarkable Things: 2008


Remarkable "Firsts"
Remarkable Things: 2008
CHOC has earned a place in Orange County medical history.

Mom Needs Some "Time Out"
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
Not that long ago, fathers wouldn't be caught changing a diaper and generally acted helpless around babies.

Tame Your Toddler's Tantrums
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
You may be comforted to know that temper tantrums are completely normal. In fact, tantrums are all part of your toddler?s development.

Teens Getting High on Legal Substances
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
They are easier to get, and mistakenly believed to be medically safer than heroin, PCP or cocaine. Legal prescription drugs and over-the-counter cold and cough medicines have edged out street drugs in popularity among teens.

New Law Requires Dental Exam Before Kindergarten
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
If your little one is heading off to kindergarten soon, add a visit to the dentist to your checklist. A new California law requires a dental exam prior to the first year of public school.

Give Kids More Free Playtime
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
Does "back to school" mean "back to busy" at your house? Children need a healthy balance between school and play.

When should my son start preschool, and how do I find a good one?
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
Some children are ready for preschool at around age 2. But others may transition better around ages 3 or 4.

Miraculous Recovery Gives Little Girl Second Chance at Life
Making a Mark: October 2007
They?ll never forget the date?May 22, 2006. That was the day Patrick and Bridget Colby watched as their 2-yearold daughter Sophia bravely fought for her life. As Sophia lay in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 19 intravenous pumps hooked up to her little body, her heart stopped beating five separate times.

Hugs from Shaun Foundation Honors Teen Shaun Tanner
Making a Mark: October 2007
Seventeen-year-old Shaun Tanner was the typical all-American boy. He attended high school in Huntington Beach, where he won numerous sports and inspirational awards and earned the nickname ?the Tank.?

Family Supports CHOC's Cord Blood Bank
Making a Mark: October 2007
In 1994, Dr. Tom Broderick, a former radiologist at CHOC and St. Joseph?s Hospital, and his wife Lisa became pioneers in a very new science by donating and storing their daughter?s cord blood at CHOC. The Broderick?s daughter Julia, who is now 13, was one of the first cord blood donors at CHOC.

Anaheim Ducks Flock to CHOC
Making a Mark: October 2007
For several years, CHOC has enjoyed a special relationship with the Anaheim Ducks. This year was no exception when the Ducks came to CHOC to share the Stanley Cup with its young patients.

CHOC Foundation for Children Board Member - Brian Burke
Making a Mark: October 2007
Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Anaheim Ducks, due in no small part to CHOC Foundation for Children Board member Brian Burke, who is General Manager of the team. Brian encourages philanthropy among the Ducks players and believes in giving back to the community.

Making Their Mark for CHOC
Making a Mark: October 2007
The Geddes Philanthropic Trust, The Little Gyms of Orange County, The Lance Armstrong Foundation and a group of firemen.

Sleeping with a Newborn is Dangerous
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2007
Having an infant in the house gives a whole new meaning to the term "sleep deprivation." The idea of bringing your baby into bed to sleep with you might seem very tempting.

Bird Flu: What You Need To Know
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2006
Concerned about all those news reports you've been hearing?

Caring Support For The "Well" Child
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2006
Having a child with a chronic illness or special needs can be physically, emotionally and financially difficult for parents. But what about the other children in the family?

Choose The Right Health Plan For Your Child
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2006
When pumpkin patches start magically springing up in parking lots, open enrollment season cannot be far behind.

Is Your Child Ready For A Sleepover?
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2006
Sleepovers are a cherished rite of childhood. Those invitations may start arriving as early as kindergarten or first grade.

Summer Camp Teaches Valuable Life Lessons
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2006
"For a lot of kids, camp is the first time they are away from their parents. They get to experience independence in a controlled environment," says Carmen Namenek, Community Education and Outreach Supervisor, who is also a former camp director and camper. "It challenges kids into making new friends. A lot of kids come back with great self-esteem."

Never Leave Your Child Inside A Car
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2006
Since 1996, more than 120 children, nationwide, have died from heat stroke as a result of being left alone inside a car.

Did You Know?
Remarkable Things: 2006


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