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Published on October 1, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin Two physicians in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine were recognized as Top Doctors in 2015. Claudia Borzutzky, MD, is the director of CHLA’s Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program and the medical director of CHLA’s Empower... Read More
Published on September 29, 2015
  A blog post by Mia Humphreys Over the past year, the SYPP Center, a capacity building program within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, in collaboration with Youth Policy Institute, has been facilitating a community mobilization... Read More
Published on September 23, 2015
Kylee Postel is 12 years old and one of the biggest advocates for mitochondrial disease. She’s been battling the disease since she was born and has undergone over 30 surgeries at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the past several years, she and her family have developed... Read More
Published on September 23, 2015
It was that time of year again when thousands of people dived into the ocean at Zuma Beach, biked in record high heat and ran to the finish line in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox—all for raising funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Program... Read More
Published on September 21, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin We’re Still Here shares the untold stories of the first generation of children who were born with HIV in the 80’s and 90’s. Grissel Granados, the director, is also at the center of the film as she connects with other young people who were born with... Read More
Published on September 18, 2015
This blog post is the first of a two-part series meant to provide basic education and resources regarding blenderized tube feeding (BTF). In this first post, we will discuss the general concept and considerations of BTF. The second part will present ingredients and a sample... Read More
Published on September 17, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin Creating health education materials for young gay and bisexual men that isn’t solely focused on HIV is no easy task when wearing our public health professional badges. While there are many informative resources issued by federal government agencies... Read More
Published on September 16, 2015
Training for a triathlon is tough. It’s a physical and mental challenge for most to train for not only one activity, but three. Then, add trying to fundraise from friends, family and colleagues, and the challenge becomes palpable. But every September, despite the countless worn... Read More
Published on September 14, 2015
Obesity is one of the most important health problems facing our community today. One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood... Read More
Published on September 3, 2015
The ultimate question at the end of a busy, stressful day—What’s for dinner?—can seem like an impossible one to answer. Also, the thought of having to entice your kids to eat the vegetables that you so graciously prepared for them is stressful all on its own. Meal time... Read More
Published on September 3, 2015
Milk from cows and goats has widely been used for hundreds of years, and was previously the most commonly preferred milk for nourishment. Today, however, individuals have more choices and are consuming less milk and turning to milk alternatives for various reasons, some... Read More
Published on September 1, 2015
“I have a question. Can I have your autograph?” A courteous but serious question asked by 7-year-old Jeremiah Succar just after singing “Fight Song” with the song’s creator, Rachel Platten. #RachelMeetJeremiah Platten recently surprised Jeremiah at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on August 25, 2015
I remember riding the school bus as a kid. I enjoyed riding the bus to school because it meant being with my friends, having extra time to finish my homework, and a sense of independence. I also remember “seat hopping” to get closer to friends while the bus was moving,... Read More
Published on August 24, 2015
Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. I remember my backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt my back, shoulders and neck. In this RN remedies article, I hope to... Read More
Published on August 14, 2015
Special-needs children and adults are at an increased risk for entering into dangerous situations. They often struggle with the ability to sense danger, and therefore may be prone to literally walking into dangerous situations. I recently read this unsettling quote: “... Read More
Published on August 6, 2015
Who doesn’t love summer camp? And who doesn’t want to lead a healthy lifestyle?  That’s what the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Diabetes and Obesity Program team thought when they partnered with UCLA UniCamp, a student-led charitable organization aimed at helping... Read More
Published on August 6, 2015
We have all heard about “the terrible twos”—tantrums, pouting and those incessant questions. What magically changes on that third birthday to get them out of that “terrible” age? Absolutely nothing. They don’t change their attitude just because they are a year older, and if... Read More
Published on August 4, 2015
Pasadena Magazine just gave everyone at CHLA an opportunity to show our appreciation to the experts that we work with each day within our walls. The July/August issue of Pasadena Magazine has been released on newsstands across Los Angeles and 85 physicians with... Read More
Published on July 30, 2015
With summer in full swing, it's easy for kids and families to get caught up in all the fun outdoor summer activities. But there are still safety rules that need to be followed to ensure maximum fun. When the temperature rises, so should your intake of water. Use at least... Read More
Published on July 29, 2015
Some of my favorite childhood memories were when my parents loaded up the family truck, packed the camping stuff, hitched the Jet Skis and off we went to the bay! Naturally, as a father of two wonderful boys, I wanted them to experience the same feeling that comes with the... Read More