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Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services
Our pediatric registered dietitians provide outpatient nutrition counseling for kids as well as specialized services in the hospital.
Preventing Childhood Obesity
Dr. Alexandra Roche offers advice for parents on how they can help their children establish lifelong health habits,
Exercise helps keep kids fit and should be a part of every child’s daily routine. Read on for tips to make exercise a lifestyle habit for kids that starts in infancy.
Endocrinology / Diabetes / Obesity Referrals
How to refer to pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, CHOC, Orange County
Obesity: Adult Diseases the Pediatrician Can Prevent Today
In “Obesity: Adult Diseases the Pediatrician Can Prevent Today,” CHOC pediatrician Alexandra Roche, MD, reviews a number of health consequences that are a direct result of obesity.
Obesity, Metabolics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pediatrics
In this CHOC grand rounds video, Dr. Neal Nakra addresses the topic of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity in the pediatric population.
Kids and Healthy Hearts
People who don't have heart problems as kids may develop them as adults. One risk factor is obesity. Physical activity is an easy way to get healthy hearts.
CHOC offers several interactive classes in which we teach children and their families about healthy eating, being active and changing lifestyle habits.
At the CHOC Sleep Center, our multidisciplinary team specializes in diagnosing and treating children with obstructive sleep apnea.
Fatty Liver Disease
A person with fatty liver disease has fat deposits inside their liver, which keeps their liver from doing a good job of removing toxins from their blood.
Facts About Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance that can be found in all parts of the body. It aids in the production of cell membranes, some hormones, and vitamin D.
High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
Blood pressures vary depending on the age of your child, as well as according to his or her height, weight, and gender. Before determining that your child has high blood pressure, a doctor or nurse will take several readings when your child is calm.
The CHOC Children's Heart Institute offers a variety of pediatric cardiac treatment programs and services.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder that can cause heartburn. Learn signs, symptoms, and how to treat GERD in children.
Heart Conditions in Children
Heart conditions are among the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting about 1 in every 100 children. Heart conditions can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (developed after birth).
The Lipid Clinic at CHOC has been caring for children who are at risk for developing heart disease because of genetic or acquired dyslipidemias.
Diets and parenting: If mom, dad follow a regimen, what should the kids eat?
If Mom and Dad are dieting, what about the kids? Should they also follow these diets, or do growing children need a more balanced diet?
SoCal school leaders encouraged by CDC guidelines for reopening schools during pandemic
A CHOC Children's pediatrician discusses reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHOC’s new innovation chief looks ahead
Dr. Anthony Chang, a pediatric cardiologist, imagines a day when children are liberated from wheelchairs and instead zip around on robotic devices.
Do early school start times put students’ health at risk? One study says yes
Disrupting these circadian rhythms with early school start times can cause chronic sleep deprivation, which leads to increased risk for obesity, depression, poor academic performance, substance abuse and driving accidents.
At CHOC, we know sleep problems affect children's health. We have a fellowship-trained team and the latest monitoring technology to treat apnea and more.
Roche, Alexandra A. MD
Dr. Roche is board-certified in pediatrics and is a member of the CHOC Primary Care Network who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
High Blood Pressure in Kids
High blood pressure can affect people of all ages – kids included. High blood pressure in children can result in serious, long-term health problems and can cause a stroke.
Nutrition for School-Age Children
Get the latest expert recommendations about what to feed your school-age child and tips for making sure they get the food they need to be healthy.
Kimonis, Virginia E. MD
Dr. Virginia Kimonis specializes in genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. She treats kids and teens in Orange County.