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Living with a Chronic Illness

December 18, 2014
Growing up is tough enough for teens and young adults, but living with a chronic disease adds even more complications, a panel of CHOC Children’s patients tell CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 22, Cody, 23; Megan, 17; and Cole, 14 discuss aspects of life with a chronic illness.

Anger Management Tips for Parents

November 18, 2014
It’s perfectly normal for parents to get mad at their children sometimes, but anger can have a negative effect on a child’s development, a CHOC Children’s psychologist tells CHOC Radio.

Charlie Kimball Races to CHOC Children’s Hospital

August 6, 2014
Racecar driver Charlie Kimball visited CHOC patients to talk about how he doesn't let type 1 diabetes put the breaks on his success.

Childhood Vaccinations

July 24, 2014
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Antonio Arrieta discusses proper timing of vaccinations, dispels myths surrounding vaccinations, and details his current research at CHOC. Listen in to hear more about childhood vaccinations.

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms

July 7, 2014
Nursing mothers are providing their babies with nutrients to help ensure their growth – but what about mom's diet? Listen in to hear the dieticians, who both work in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit, discuss how many extra calories a nursing mother should eat, what foods to be mindful about, and much more.

CHOC Psychologist Discusses Pain in Children

May 19, 2014
It’s a misconception that children always outwardly express pain, and when they do, it’s often accomplished verbally and behaviorally. Children experiencing pain may also exhibit changes in sleep patterns and eating habits, and may appear withdrawn.

Tips for Mitigating the Risk of Preterm Labor

April 9, 2014
Prematurity is the number one killer of babies worldwide, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist and director of CHOC’s extremely low birth weight program. Even if a woman does everything right, her baby can still be born prematurely.

Extremely Low Birth Weight Program Provides Significant Outcomes for Tiny Patients

March 29, 2014
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman shares his and his team’s commitment to ensuring not only the survival of this very fragile patient population but to ensuring bright, healthy futures for these babies.

Children with Autism Discuss Their Experiences

March 21, 2014
Three kids with autism share what life is like for them at home and at school, and offer tips that can help teachers, parents and other kids with autism.

Helpful Tips for Promoting Cardiovascular Health

February 12, 2014
CHOC Children’s Clinical Dietitian Joanne DeMarchi offers helpful tips to CHOC Radio listeners for promoting cardiovascular health. She stresses the importance of evaluating the family’s entire diet to ensure a wide variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

How to Cope with Bedwetting

January 20, 2014
Bedwetting that continues beyond the age of 5 can impact a child’s self esteem and create a sense of isolation, according to Dr. Christopher Link, post-doctoral fellow in CHOC Children’s Pediatric Psychology Department.

Patient and Family Centered Care: Partnering with Patients and Families

January 13, 2014
Family members are encouraged to take an active role in the care provided to their children at CHOC. In this CHOC Radio interview, Marta Gebo, patient and family-centered care coordinator, talks about the many ways CHOC physicians, nurses and staff partner with patients and families.

CHOC Psychologist Offers Tips to Handle Teens’ Bad Attitudes

December 30, 2013
A teen’s bad attitude can be a product of self-absorption and egocentricity. Teenagers are working to determine who they are and what they want to be. Thus, they are often uninterested in performing tasks and duties that will not directly benefit them.

Dr. John Schlechter Talks About Overuse Injuries in Children

November 15, 2013
Many children today are involved in sports and some kids specialize in one type of sport at a young age. Repetitive use of the same bones and joints can cause stress on growing bodies and may result in injury.

Dr. Mitchell Katz Talks about Stomach Pain in Children

October 28, 2013
CHOC Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Katz talks with CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia about the symptoms of stomach aches and pains in children.

Dr. Sharief Taraman Talks with AM830’s Travis Rodgers about Sports and Concussions

September 25, 2013
Travis Rodgers, host of the Angels AM830 morning radio show "The Travis Rodgers Show" speaks with Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Sharief Taraman about concussions in sports.

Lakey Peterson Talks Surfing, Skydiving and Giving Back to CHOC

August 21, 2013
Professional surfer Lakey Peterson visited patients and donated $1,100 to The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s.