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Helmet Safety

Children should wear a helmet while they are riding on their bikes, scooters, skateboards or in-line skates. Helmets protect the head and brain from getting hurt. They are like “seatbelts” for your head.

Child Passenger Safety

Car crashes are the No. 1 preventable cause of death of children and young adults. Learn the proper use of child restraints and seat belts.

Chemical Poisoning in the Home

Many ordinary household items can be poisonous, from medicines and makeup to bug spray and cleaning products. Chemical poisoning in the home can be avoided.

Be Wise Immunize

Immunize your children to prevent them from getting sick. Staying healthy is important to keeping you and our community safe. Children under the age of 5 are less able to fight off germs.

Kids and Glasses

Kids like to be up close and part of the action, but standing too close to a TV is not okay. Learn more from Dr. Bhola, a pediatric ophthalmologist at CHOC.

When Your Baby Needs Surgery

In this health feature, Dr. Mustafa Kabeer, a CHOC pediatric surgeon, offers advice to parents for preparing their infant for surgery.

Seguridad en el Agua

Los niños y el agua pueden ser una combinación fatal. El ahogamiento ocurre en forma rápida y silenciosa. ¡Lo bueno es que esto no tiene que sucederle a su niño! Las muertes por ahogo pueden prevenirse si se toman las medidas correctas.

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages 1–4. Dr. Goodman says backyard pools are often to blame.

Kids and Melanoma

Orange County is one of the sunniest places in California, with hundreds of sun days per year. With that comes the need for proper protection.

Kids and Clotting Disorders

A clotting disorder can mean that your blood doesn’t clot enough, or it may clot too much. Both can cause medical emergencies. Learn more in this health feature.

Urinary Tract Infections

UTIs are very common in children. Kids can get them at any age as they grow. Learn about the symptoms so you’ll know when to take your child to the doctor.

Identifying Sudden Cardiac Issues in Young Athletes

Young athletes that suffer sudden cardiac arrest usually have an inherited condition that tends to run in families. Learn what to look for in this health feature.

Breast Milk Benefits for Mom and Baby

Breast milk is the ideal food for babies says Dr. Christine Bixby, CHOC’s medical director of lactation services. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding an infant in this health feature.

Childhood Obesity

Exercise helps keep kids fit and should be a part of every child’s daily routine. Read on for tips to make exercise a lifestyle habit for kids that starts in infancy.

Diagnosing ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder, not a disorder of effort, character, intelligence, parenting or self-control.

Birth Defects

Common birth defects include: heart defects, cleft lip, cleft palate, Down syndrome and spina bifida. Congenital heart defects are the most common in the U.S.

Teen Cancer Patient: Treatment & Support At CHOC

Teen and young adult cancer patients face unique challenges when dealing with cancer. Learn about treatment approaches and support resources for teenagers at CHOC

Chronic Inflammation and What it Means in a Child

Chronic inflammation can be manifest in many ways - fatigue, fever, rash, joint pain or swelling, sores in the mouth, chest pains and abdominal pain.

Growing Pains in Kids

Growing pains are real because many children experience musculoskeletal pain, but the most common cause for this type of pain are ligaments that are loose.

Kids and Surgery

To prepare your child for surgery parents should understand and work through their concerns, because if the parents are scared, the child will be scared.

Kids and Healthy Eating Habits

Offer children a variety of foods so they can try things and develop healthy eating habits: fresh fruit and vegetables are best and limit sweetened foods.

Clinical Trials in Pediatrics

Clinical trials are research projects that involves patients. Doctors conduct these trials to find out how good the drugs are or how best to use them.

Parents and Preemies

A premature baby or preemie is born before 37 weeks of gestation. They often require hospitalization. The best way for it to grow is to have the mother's milk.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine, also sometimes called telehealth, is the delivery of health care services using telecommunications or electronic technology. Learn more in this health feature.

Kids and Tonsils

Tonsils are removed less frequently than in the past, but removal may be necessary under specific circumstances, mainly difficulty breathing and infections.

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