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The importance of flu vaccinations - November 9, 2017

Pediatrician Dr. Mark Colon explains the importance of flu vaccinations for children following the death of an Orange County toddler from the flu.
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Preventing Childhood Obesity - November 1, 2017

Dr. Alexandra Roche offers advice for parents on how they can help their children establish lifelong health habits,
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Board Member Q&A: Kimberly Cripe - October 27, 2017

After joining the team at Children's Hospital of Orange County in 1991, Kimberly Cripe was named president and CEO in 1997.
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Trabuco Canyon girl is county’s youngest resident with pill-sized pacemaker - October 25, 2017

Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Orange County say they believe Sofia is the youngest person to receive the new technology — the battery-operated Micra Transcatheter Pacing System created by Medtronic
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The sick list: Spotting and treating 5 contagious illnesses and ailments your child may encounter - October 19, 2017

Many illnesses that are easily spread peak in the fall and winter months, and this is particularly true among kids as they settle into school routines among their equally germ-prone peers.
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragic Events - October 11, 2017

When tragic events happen in the news it is sometimes hard to know how to handle conversations about it with our children.
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CHOC Children’s Names New Orthopaedic Institute Director - October 2, 2017

Bringing a wealth of clinical and administrative knowledge and experience, Dr. Lucy Morizio has been named director of the CHOC Orthopaedic Institute.
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Getting Beyond the One Word Answer - August 30, 2017

Conversation starters for kids and advice on how parents can encourage communication beyond the one word answer.
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Pool and bike safety tips - August 7, 2017

Summer is not over yet and with Labor Day quickly approaching, kids still have plenty of time left at the pool or riding bikes around parks and neighborhoods.
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CHOC Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department Earns National Honor - August 2, 2017

The Emergency Nurses Association honors CHOC's emergency department for exceptional and innovative practice.
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Veteran nurse to help lead CHOC Children’s inpatient mental health center - July 31, 2017

Dani Milliken has been named clinical director of the CHOC Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Center.
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CHOC Children’s recognized as critical care leader - July 20, 2017

CHOC has again been recognized by an international consortium for its excellence in extracorporeal life support, earning a platinum-level ELSO Award.
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CHOC Children’s Opens New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with All Private Rooms - July 18, 2017

CHOC Children’s has opened a new neonatal intensive care unit with 36 private rooms, which will allow parents to stay near their critically ill newborns.
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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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John Henderson Joins CHOC as Vice President and Chief Information Officer - June 29, 2017

CHOC Children’s has appointed John Henderson vice president and chief information officer.
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U.S. News Ranks CHOC Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 2017-18 Survey - June 27, 2017

CHOC Children's ranked in seven subspecialties by U.S. News & World Report
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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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CHOC Children’s Honored as a National Leader in Maintaining Outstanding Employee Engagement - May 17, 2017

CHOC Children’s has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award for its commitment to fostering and maintaining high levels of employee engagement.
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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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