The key to preventing tooth decay lies in limiting the amount of candy children eat, and reducing the time sugar remains in the mouth.
By: Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, clinical nutrition and lactation services manager at CHOC Children’s For almost 100 years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been developing educational tools to provide nutrition information and help Americans make healthier food choices. The original 1916 guide has been updated and reinvented over the years […]
Due to the potential health risks involved in consuming sports supplements, the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly condemns their use.
Q & A with Dr. Nadia Torres-Eaton, Pediatric Psychologist at CHOC Q: What is performance anxiety in sports? Could this have an effect on my child’s physical performance or well being? A: Performance anxiety is related to what we know as “stage fright.” This is often used to describe the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia, […]
Facing surgery can be a scary time for children and their parents. Dr. Ali Kavianian, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at CHOC Children’s explains what some of the most common surgeries in children are, and when to know when your child may need surgery. Inguinal Hernia An inguinal hernia is one of the most common conditions in infants […]
I think my child has sprained her ankle. How can I tell when to call the pediatrician? – A common question for many parents. Did you know that the ankle is the most commonly sprained joint, followed by the knee and wrist? This may seem like an innocent injury, but in some cases, the symptoms, […]