Meet Afshin Aminian, MD, as he talks about having scoliosis surgery at CHOC. He'll introduce this series of videos we made just for teens.
For the two nights right before your scoliosis surgery, you will need to wash your back with a special soap that helps prevent infections.
A CHOC clinical nurse specialist offers five quick tips to help parents calm a fussy baby.
Concussions in children can cause lingering symptoms. Drs. Sharief Taraman and Jonathan Romain explain what happens to the brain after a concussion.
Dr. Paul Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn share their insight into drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintentional related injury related deaths.
Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann speaks on safeguarding prescription drugs in the home where children are present is critical & explains the dangers of prescribed drugs.
Dr. Anjan Batra, CHOC, speaks about heart conditions and preventive measures that can be taken to prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Quinn and Mekell Lybbert explain how CHOC's feeding program changed life for their son Pacer, a feeding program graduate, and their entire family.
Dr. Daniel Jaffurs, CHOC, tells us about the possible causes the birth defect cleft palate and what can be done to correct it.
Dr. Troy Renya explains if a baby is born with a lump or bump, when is it serious and discusses diagnosis and what treatment may be recommended.
Dr. Phil Schwartz explains how autism is currently is being diagnosed and how new new research may lead to diagnosing the disorder with a simple blood test.
In this segment, Dr. Andrew Shulman, CHOC, helps us to understand chronic pain, a condition where a patient's sensitivity to pain is abnormal.
Eric Mammen, founder of the music program at CHOC, explains what a music therapist does and how it offers a number of benefits for the children.
Amy Waunch, clinical nurse educator, tells us about methods to help alleviate pain & discomfort in children, making their visits to the ER less painful.
Dr. James Pierog, Medical Director of CHOC Emergency Department, describes what a fever is & explains that a fever is the way the body fights infections.
In this segment, Dr. Pierangelo Renella, CHOC, talks about Cardiac MRI, the advanced non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing heart defects.
Dr. Troy Renya, CHOC, explains what a hernia is and how hernias in children are different from adult hernias.
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Gupreet Ahuja, physician at CHOC, describes the difference between tonsils and adenoids.
Dr. Elias Wehbi, pediatric urologist at CHOC, tells us about circumcisions and when circumcisions need intervention for repair.
Together with the NICU essentials packet and admitting guide, we hope to provide you answers for many of the questions you may have during your baby’s stay.
On admission to CHOC we are committed to partnering with families to provide the specialized care that premature babies and sick babies need to grow.
Handwashing - one of the most important things you can do to help your baby stay healthy. It's the single most vital way to prevent the spread of infection.
Dr. Paul Lubinsky, Associate Director of the PICU at CHOC, speaks to the reasons why children snore & treatments that are available for snoring.
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Carl Weinert, physician at CHOC, discusses the most common playground injuries.
Cellular phones may interfere with medical equipment. For this reason, your cell phone must be “in airplane mode” while in the NICU.