Arthritis is not just a grandmotherâ€™s disease. In fact, one in 10 of every 10,000 children will be diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis every year in the United States, and an estimated 70,000 children have the condition nationwide.
Infectious Disease Clinical Trials at CHOC
Clinical trials involving real patients help doctors and researchers learn the effectiveness of a new drug or medical device, and lead to advancements with potential to improve thousands of lives.
12 Questions to Ask Before a Childâ€™s Surgery
Parents with a child facing surgery should ask plenty of questions to learn as much as possible about their childâ€™s surgery and post-operative care â€“ and CHOCâ€™s surgical services team is ready with answers.
The Institutional Review Boardâ€™s Role in Research
Any organization that is conducting clinical research is required by law to have its trial approved by an Institutional Review Board. It decides whether the proposed research is ethical, informed consent is sufficient, and appropriate safeguards have been put in place for participants.
Four Tips for Feeding Fussy Eaters
By teaching children healthy eating habits early, parents and other caregivers can help children learn good eating habits that will last a lifetime and also help them maintain a healthy weight.