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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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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 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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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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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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Family sells jewelry collection to repay CHOC for 35-year-old hospital bill - April 12, 2017

Eric Gaffoglio and Maryam Pakdelan-Gaffoglio presented a $10,000 check to CHOC from the proceeds from the sale of the jewelry.
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Fallout From Infections Continues For Orange County Dental Clinic - March 7, 2017

Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Orange County put a titanium jaw in place of bone after Maagid became sick after treatment at the dental clinic.
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Getting Help Managing Child Mental Health Issues - March 3, 2017

If you have a child, who shows signs of any mental health issues (don’t let the words frighten you – it’s not a label). Stress, anxiety, depression. The doctors at CHOC are here to help.
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Using Data To Cut Unneeded Care - February 25, 2017

Children's Hospital of Orange County, in a partnership with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, started a population health initiative in mid-2016.
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200 miles later, Lake Forest resident completes non-stop run for Children’s Hospital of Orange County - February 13, 2017

Jesse Zweig turned off Rancho Parkway into the Lake Forest Sports Park to meet a crowd of about 35 people to celebrate his 200-mile journey, which started at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
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What This Doctor Realized When She Became the Patient - February 8, 2017

As a pediatric epileptologist, Dr. Mary Zupanc has devoted her life to understanding, preventing and treating seizures in children.
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Lake Forest man to run 200 miles to raise funds for CHOC - February 6, 2017

Hoping to raise $50,000 for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Lake Forest resident will be traversing Orange County this week.
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Clinical trial that came too late for big brother offers hope for 3-year-old - January 25, 2017

Titus and Ely have what scientists call late infantile Batten disease, also known as CLN2. Dr. Raymond Wang has been working with the Bowmans at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange, CA.
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