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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. Sami, a pediatric ophthalmologist at CHOC.

When Your Baby Needs Surgery

In this health feature, Dr. Mustafa Kabeer, a CHOC Children’s 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.

Treating the Teen Cancer Patient

Teen cancer patients face unique challenges when dealing with cancer. Doctors need to take into account self-esteem, body issues, and emerging independence.

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, 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.

Kids and Living with Food Allergies

Food allergies usually appear in the first two years of life and that these reactions typically occur immediately or within two hours of eating the food.

What Parents Need to Know About Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft lip and cleft palate are anomalies of the mouth and lip where the sides of the lip and the roof of the mouth do not fuse together as they should.

Understanding Your Autistic Child

A most important initial step to understanding your autistic child is by obtaining the best comprehensive evaluation, identifying the child’s strengths and weaknesses, having questions answered, and developing a plan for intervention.

Kids and Electronic Health Records

An electronic health record (EHR) is a computerized collection of a patient's health records. It includes information such as age, health history, and more.

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