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  • Eating Disorders
    wish that others would leave them alone so they can just diet and be thin might have a serious problem How do you know for sure that someone is struggling with anorexia or bulimia You can t tell just by looking a person who loses a lot of weight might have another health condition or could be losing weight through healthy eating and exercise But there are some signs to watch for that might indicate a person has anorexia or bulimia Someone with anorexia might become very thin frail or emaciated be obsessed with eating food and weight control weigh herself or himself repeatedly deliberately water load when going to see a health professional to get weighed count or portion food carefully only eat certain foods avoiding foods like dairy meat wheat etc of course lots of people who are allergic to a particular food or are vegetarians avoid certain foods exercise excessively feel fat withdraw from social activities especially meals and celebrations involving food be depressed lethargic lacking in energy and feel cold a lot Someone with bulimia might fear weight gain be intensely unhappy with body size shape and weight make excuses to go to the bathroom immediately after meals only eat diet or low fat foods except during binges regularly buy laxatives diuretics or enemas spend most of his or her time working out or trying to work off calories withdraw from social activities especially meals and celebrations involving food What Causes Eating Disorders No one is really sure what causes eating disorders although there are many theories about it Many people who develop an eating disorder are between 13 and 17 years old This is a time of emotional and physical changes academic pressures and a greater degree of peer pressure Although there is a sense of greater independence during the teen years teens might feel that they are not in control of their personal freedom and sometimes of their bodies This can be especially true during puberty For girls even though it s completely normal and necessary to gain some additional body fat during puberty some respond to this change by becoming very fearful of their new weight They might mistakenly feel compelled to get rid of it any way they can When you combine the pressure to be like celebrity role models with the fact that bodies grow and change during puberty it s not hard to see why some teens develop a negative view of themselves Celebrity teens and athletes conform to the Hollywood ideal girls are petite and skinny and guys are athletic and muscular and these body types are popular not only in Hollywood but also in high school Many people with eating disorders also can be depressed or anxious or have other mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder OCD There is also evidence that eating disorders may run in families Although part of this may be genetics it s also because we learn our values and behaviors from

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  • Team
    Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Rady Children s Specialists Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Team Our interdisciplinary team includes board certified pediatric pulmonologists dietitians social workers nurse practitioners a genetic counselor pharmacists nurses a research nurse and respiratory therapists all of whom are devoted to providing family centered care Attending Physicians James Hagood M D Division Chief Professor of Pediatrics UC San Diego Julie Ryu M D Clinical Director Assistant Professor of Pediatrics UC San Diego Kathryn Akong M D Ph D Staff Pulmonologist Assistant Professor of Pediatrics UC San Diego Matejka Cernelc Kohan M D Staff Pulmonologist Assistant Professor of Pediatrics UC San Diego Gabriel G Haddad M D Physician in Chief Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Chair Department of Pediatrics UC San Diego Professor Departments of Pediatrics and Neurosciences UC San Diego Daniel Lesser M D Sleep Medicine Specialist Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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  • Conditions Treated
    Services Community Programs Child Maltreatment Programs International Services Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Conditions Treated Rady Children s Specialists Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Conditions Treated Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Conditions Treated We treat common conditions that affect breathing as well as rare disorders that affect the entire lung including Asthma Bronchiectasis Congenital anomalies of the respiratory tract Chest wall and spine disorders scoliosis Chronic and recurrent respiratory infections Chronic cough Cystic fibrosis Chronic lung disease due to premature birth Respiratory failure Diffuse lung disease Dysphagia aspiration and gastroesophageal reflux Infant apnea Interstitial lung disease Respiratory manifestations of neuromuscular disorders Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing Stridor Wheezing Rady Children s Hospital San Diego 3020 Children s Way

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  • Services
    576 1700 Programs Services Community Programs Child Maltreatment Programs International Services Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Services Rady Children s Specialists Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Cystic Fibrosis Center Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Services Our services include Outpatient pulmonary function tests including spirometry exercise provocation test diffusing capacity lung volume study airway resistance conductance measurement and methacholine challenge test Mechanical ventilatory support invasive and non invasive Tracheostomy care For our tracheostomy brochure click here English Spanish Asthma disease management program Cystic fibrosis care Flexible bronchoscopy Sleep studies Specialized respiratory home care Most diagnostic tests are provided Monday through Friday 8 a m to 4 p m Rady Children s Hospital San Diego 3020 Children s Way San Diego

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  • Patient and Parent Education
    Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Patient and Parent Education Rady Children s Specialists Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Patient and Parent Education Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Patient and Parent Education We strive to educate patients and parents about childhood respiratory

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  • Research and Clinical Trials
    Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Research and Clinical Trials Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Research and Clinical Trials Dr Gabriel G Haddad is a world renowned physician scientist in pulmonary medicine The Division s research programs range from basic science projects on the effect of disordered respiration hypoxia and hypercapnia on cell function and fate in vital organs to cutting edge basic and clinical research on cystic fibrosis Faculty scholars provide research training and mentorship to future investigators Among our current research projects Gabriel G Haddad M D Physician in Chief at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego is leading a collaborative team of investigators from UC San Diego and the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute to study the impact of low oxygen on cells and tissue in the heart lung and brain Understanding the molecular cellular and genetic mechanisms that contribute to low oxygen tolerance or susceptibility will have a major impact on treatments of central nervous system and cardiorespiratory diseases and events including stroke heart attack obstructive sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension This

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  • Fellowship
    the first year are spent on the inpatient wards Rady Children s serves the majority of children in San Diego Riverside and Imperial Counties requiring inpatient care Fellows provide care to children affected by the entire breadth of pediatric respiratory disorders During the inpatient rotation fellows care for patients on the pulmonary service provide consultations and perform bronchoscopy The fellow also conducts rounds with the UC San Diego pediatric house staff and contributes to the education of both residents and medical students Training in outpatient care is accomplished via a continuity clinic in which patients referred from the community are assigned to be seen by the fellow The continuity clinic is continued throughout fellowship enabling fellows to develop long term relationships with families while observing the evolution of pediatric respiratory disease In addition fellows gain additional experience in outpatient care by attending various specialty clinics on cystic fibrosis neuromuscular disease and sleep disorders Throughout the first year fellows are also trained in the performance and interpretation of pulmonary function testing polysomnography and respiratory clearance techniques Some flexibility is built into the clinical training and fellows are encouraged to develop clinical expertise within a particular area of pediatric respiratory medicine Research Training The world class biomedical research community at UC San Diego offers fellows a myriad of opportunities to become involved in scholarly work Within the first year fellows will determine an area of academic interest and identify a faculty mentor By the completion of the first year the foundation for the fellow s scholarly project will have been established The second and third years of post doctoral training afford the fellow adequate time to make a significant contribution in their chosen area of interest The scholarly work culminates with a written work product and presentation to the Division of Pediatric

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  • Resources
    Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Resources Rady Children s Specialists Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Resources Pulmonary Respiratory Medicine Team Conditions Treated Services Patient and Parent Education Research and Clinical Trials Fellowship Resources Locations Resources Asthma Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www cdc gov asthma children htm MedlinePlus www nlm nih gov medlineplus asthmainchildren html PubMed Health www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmedhealth PMH0001985 Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Childrens Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation www child foundation com Medscape http emedicine medscape com article 1003631 overview Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www cff org MedlinePlus www nlm nih gov medlineplus cysticfibrosis html PubMed Health www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmedhealth PMH0001167 Sleep Disordered Breathing American Academy of Sleep Medicine www aasmnet org MedlinePlus www nlm nih gov medlineplus sleepapnea html National Heart Lung and Blood Institute www nhlbi nih gov health

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