In celebration of Doctor’s Day, CHOC physicians share the funniest things patients have ever said to them.
CHOC Grand Rounds Video: Cognitive Side to Mental Health and the Psychology Behind Concussions
A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is defined as a transient neurologic change resulting from a biomechanical impact to the head. Given this broad definition, it is not surprising that concussion represents the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can be complicated and multifaceted, as patients usually present with various combinations […]
Stroke in Pediatric Patients: Occurrence, Intervention and Beyond
By Dr. Sharief Taraman Many might picture a stroke patient as middle aged or elderly, but the reality is that the ailment occurs across the lifespan. A stroke affects one in every 3,500 live births and six to 13 per 100,000 children per year. At CHOC, that translates to one or two patients per month […]
2015 CHOC – UC Irvine Child Health Research Awards
We are pleased to announce that we just completed another round of the CHOC – UC Irvine Child Health Research Awards, our annual call for proposals that enhance research collaborations between CHOC and UC Irvine and further the Mission, Vision and strategic aims of the CHOC-UCI Child Health Research Strategic Plan. Intended to support research […]
Mental Health Effects of Concussions on Adolescents and Teens
Concussions can be multifaceted, as patients usually present with various combinations of neurologic, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms.
Drs. Sharief Taraman, Jonathan Romain Discuss Concussions
Even minor concussions can cause lingering symptoms, two CHOC specialists tell “American Health Journal.” Concussions can cause physical effects like headache and nausea, as well as emotional symptoms such as irritability and easy frustration, say Dr. Sharief Taraman, a pediatric neurologist, and Dr. Jonathan Romain, a neuropsychologist. Learn more about concussions, including prevention, in “American […]