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October 10, 2017
CHOC recently became the first children’s hospital on the West Coast-and only third in the nation- to receive the Enterprise Davies Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

The Importance of Self-Care for NICU Parents

October 10, 2017
In this podcast, CHOC experts talk about the importance of NICU parents practicing self care.

Tips for Minimizing Scarring After Surgery

August 22, 2016
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs discusses tips for minimizing scarring after surgery.

The Importance of a Pediatric Surgeon

July 26, 2016
Children are not just “little adults” and when possible, should be treated by a physician who is specially trained in pediatrics.

Does My Child Have a Sleep Disorder?

June 27, 2016
Healthy sleep is critical for children and teens. Sleep disorders, such as problems falling asleep and sleep apnea, affect your child’s ability to get the sleep needed for good growth, development and overall health.

Keeping Kids Safe Around Water

April 29, 2016
Amy Frias explains that grownups need to designate one person as a “water watcher” while children are swimming.

Controlling Seizures With The Ketogenic Diet

April 1, 2016
Some children who have uncontrolled seizures may benefit from a special way of eating called the ketogenic diet. Podcast on how the ketogenic diet works.

Overcoming the Struggles of Picky Eating

March 23, 2016
Picky eating is very normal for children, particularly in toddlers who have a natural fear of new foods.

What Parents Need to Know About Patient Safety

March 17, 2016
CHOC is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the nation and just two in the state to be named a 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital.

Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

March 1, 2016
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Wayne Nguyen and Dr. Alexandra Roche discuss the warning signs of eating disorders.

Diagnosing and Treating Common Thyroid Problems in Kids

January 26, 2016
A thyroid test is conducted during newborn screenings in California, symptoms of endocrine disorders may not appear until closer to puberty.

Preventing and Treating Concussions

January 18, 2016
CHOC's multidisciplinary team of concussion experts can help prevent and treat concussions, as well as help patients ease back in to school and sports. Careful supervision is essential for young persons with concussions, since their brains are still developing.

When do I take my child to the emergency department?

January 8, 2016
Sometimes, deciding to take a child to the emergency department (ED) isn’t a clear-cut choice for parents. In podcast No. 46, Amy Waunch, a trauma nurse coordinator at the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department, helps clarify this question. Modify your meta description by editing it right here

Feeding Tubes and the Trend to Blend

December 29, 2015
Dietitians at CHOC have begun working with families who prefer to feed their children blenderized tube feedings (BTF).

Keeping Children Safe During the Holidays

December 4, 2015
The holidays are a wonderful time for family and fun, but they also pose some additional safety hazards, a CHOC community educator tells CHOC Radio.

Impact of Precision Medicine on Oncology Field

November 22, 2015
Precision medicine is changing how physicians think about treatments, with great advances coming out of the oncology field. In podcast No. 42, three CHOC experts and speakers at the upcoming Peds2040 conference.

Navigating the NICU

November 6, 2015
In this CHOC Radio segment, Diana Bullman Dana Sperling, a CHOC social worker, offer tips to parents who suddenly find themselves and their little one in the NICU.

Ensuring Safe Sleep for Babies

November 3, 2015
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, but parents should remember two things year-round to keep babies safe during sleep: babies should sleep alone and on their backs, a CHOC community educator tells CHOC Radio.

Preparing your Child for Surgery

October 23, 2015
Surgery is scary for kids and parents, alike, but not talking about an upcoming surgical procedure can create more fear and anxiety in children.

Tips for Coping with Hospitalization

October 20, 2015
From pet therapy to Seacrest Studios, CHOC offers a host of amenities to help children cope with their hospitalization. The child life department plays a key role in normalizing the hospital environment by making things like medical equipment and procedures feel less strange.

Keeping Kids Safe as They Walk to School

October 6, 2015
With the fall semester back in session, kids are out walking to and from school. To ensure safe journeys, it’s key that children and teens eliminate distractions, a CHOC community educator tells CHOC Radio.

Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe in the Home

July 24, 2015
Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk for getting injured at home, says CHOC the majority of their time.

Getting Childhood Asthma Under Control

July 17, 2015
Childhood asthma is a relatively easy disease to control with the right teamwork between a child and his or her family, pediatrician and school. If not managed properly, asthma can negatively affect a child’s quality of life.

Tips for Keeping the Home Safe for Kids with Food Allergies

April 4, 2015
Raising a child with a food allergy can be challenging enough, but what should families do when they have children with and without food issues?

Medication Safety in the Home

January 10, 2015
Every 10 minutes in the United States, there’s a child under the age of 6 taken to an emergency department for medication poisoning. Most of the incidents occur in the home, a CHOC pharmacist tells CHOC Radio.