Physician Connection | Sept/Oct 2016

CHOC Specialists Discover New Metabolic Condition

CHOC Children’s metabolic disorders division has discovered a previously unreported condition that could provide answers for parents of children experiencing unexplained liver failure. Read More.

In the Spotlight: Michael Recto, M.D.

As an internationally-recognized expert in interventional pediatric cardiology, and division chief of cardiology, CHOC Children’s Specialists, Dr. Michael Recto’s goal is to provide world-class cardiac care.

New Recommendations for Transitioning Neurology Patients

The transition for an adolescent or young adult with a neurologic disorder into adult care can be challenging, but steps outlined in a leading medical journal can help pediatric neurologists and pediatricians to ensure a smooth progression.

Know the Risks of Sunken Chest

Pectus excavatum, or sunken chest, is the most common congenital chest wall abnormality in children. Although some medical providers may think that the abnormality is purely a cosmetic problem, the limited chest cavity space can displace the heart as well as limit lung capacity.

CHOC Children's Breaks Ground for Pediatric Mental Health

As part of the transformative mental health initiative that CHOC and other Orange County leaders launched in May 2015, CHOC celebrated the start of construction on the first inpatient mental health center in Orange County.

Nationally-Recognized Experts to Speak at CHOC’s End of Life Care Conference

Doctors Betty Ferrell, Glen Komatsu and RN Gay Walker, will headline a two-day end of life care conference this October. The three keynote speakers will be joined by others in the field, including members of CHOC's Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT).

Living with Arthritis: Carson’s story

Seventeen-year-old Carson comes from a close-knit family of athletes and had been playing baseball for a decade when consistent, unexplained pain left his family stumped and looking for answers.

CHOC Children’s Expands Fetal Cardiology Program

Approximately 1 percent, or 40,000, babies in the United States are born with a congenital heart disease each year. That’s almost 5,000 babies in California alone. In order to catch problems as early as possible, fetal cardiology specialists at the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute work with pregnant women to evaluate, diagnose and manage babies in utero who may be at risk for congenital heart defects, heart failure or rhythm disturbances.
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