sponsored by Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

  • Steel Magnolias Keep Dr. Stramski’s Dream Alive

    Geraldine A. Stramski, developmental pediatrician, recognized the need for a team approach to the multiple health issues often encountered in children with developmental conditions.

  • A Race Takes Place in the Newly Renovated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Miller Children’s

    An ambulance, racecar and helicopter assembled indoors today to help unveil the newly renovated Cherese Mari Laulhere Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

  • Miller Becomes First Children’s Hospital in State to Receive Disease Specific Certification in Pediatric Asthma from Joint Commission

    Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach became the first free-standing children’s hospital in California, and only the 11th children’s hospital in the nation, to receive the Disease Specific Certification in Pediatric Asthma from The Joint Commission.

  • Planning Ahead for Your Pregnancy

    Pre-pregnancy planning can help make conception and pregnancy healthier for mom and baby. Even if you do not plan to get pregnant within the next year, you can still take steps to make sure you and your partner are as healthy as possible for when you are ready.

  • Elia Finds Her Voice Again

    At the age of 5, doctors diagnosed young Elia Caingcoy with cyclic vomiting syndrome, a condition that causes her to vomit profusely every few months. 

  • Child Life Program Helps NICU Families Adjust to Hospitalization

    A hospitalization is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when the hospital is all a baby has ever known. Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are born prematurely or with a congenital birth abnormality and are

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  • The Importance of a Child-Friendly Surgical Center

    Children are not small adults – not only do they need a certain type of specialty care, but their experiences both in and out of the hospital can have life-long effects. The possibility of your child requiring surgery can be daunting.

  • The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

    The possibility of your child requiring surgery can be daunting. Understanding the type of surgery your child needs and how it will benefit them is important.

  • It’s Normal to Have Growing Pains

    Growing pains are one of the most common childhood musculoskeletal conditions, causing countless visits to health care professionals. Growing pains are an aching or throbbing that can be felt in both legs, especially in the front of the thighs, calves or behind the knees.

  • Playing through the Pain

    Right in the middle of the defensive line, Elijah Rodriguez, was always ready for action as a defensive tackle on his youth football team – the Lynwood Jr. Knights. When he was

  • During Open Enrollment, Think About Your Child

    During the next few months, open enrollment will be taking place and it can be an overwhelming process for anyone. Determining if you want to keep your current plan or switch providers is an important decisions since it determines the health care coverage you and your family will receive for

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  • Keeping Safe While Having Fun on the Playground

    Play is incredibly important to a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Of course, playground accidents do happen and bone injuries are some of the most common injuries seen on the playground.

  • BACK IN MOTION: Dancing Her Way Straight Through Childhood

    With magnetic growing rods straightening out the dramatic curve of her spine, Kendall Washington never misses a beat.

  • Childhood Cancer: Know the Signs

    In 2016, thousands of families in the United States will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Despite recent advancements in research over the last few decades, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.

  • What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting more than 100,000 Americans. In the United States the disease primarily affects African Americans. About one of every 500 African-American babies in the U.S. has SCD.

  • Superhero Strength

    Brian, 8, is a childhood cancer survivor and patient of Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. He stands strong as his royal purple cape blows in the breeze and his smile brightens the day.

  • Answering the Call for Emergency Care

    At one point in time, a child may be admitted into a general or adult hospital under critical conditions. Children are not small adults – not only do they need a certain type of specialty care, but their experiences in and out of the hospital can have life-long effects.

  • Jake’s Unexpected Journey

    It was a normal Saturday night when 4-year-old Jake Contreras was bounding down the stairs at home, pretending to be on an adventure all his own.

  • The Importance of a Children’s Hospital

    The importance of a children’s hospital stretches beyond hospital walls. Not only do children’s hospitals provide specialized pediatric health care for children and teens, but they contribute to their surrounding communities through progressive research, education and awareness.

  • Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach Expands Care Deeper in Orange County, Opens Pediatric Specialty Center in Irvine

    Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach has opened the Children’s Specialty Center—a brand-new pediatric outpatient center in Irvine.