All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on December 11, 2015
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Tips on helping your family from over-eating and staying healthy during the holiday festivities. We all know the holidays are the busiest time of the year, often filled with plenty of holiday treats. Many times we don't make the healthiest decisions during this time.... Read More
Published on December 11, 2015
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A pediatrician is a very important resource for parents and caregivers. They help to keep children healthy and serve as lifelines when they get sick. In an ideal situation your child’s doctor will be there for you and your family from birth until adulthood. Develop a... Read More
Published on December 11, 2015
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High school students connect with reproductive justice work Last update, SYPP Center at the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (DAYAM) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced our new Hollywood-based community mobilization initiative that is working toward... Read More
Published on December 9, 2015
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Taking Concussions seriously Concussions in professional sports players have been prominently featured in the news recently. As a parent of two active boys involved in sports, I always worry about concussion injuries. How a concussion happens Concussions can... Read More
Published on December 8, 2015
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Three months since her 18-month-old daughter, Luna, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Maria Bueno is sorting through her old thoughts, still working toward forgiving herself for having them. “Maybe people thought, ‘Why do you want another baby so bad?’ We already had four... Read More
Published on December 7, 2015
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Young people independently supporting themselves or receiving little support from their families can benefit from resources provided by the community in spaces that are welcoming and accessible. One example of this is a pop-up resource fair called Dress for Success, made... Read More
Published on December 4, 2015
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At just 5 years old, Joshua Solis knows his way to the Children’s Orthopaedic Center, notices when kids have casts like he did, and refers to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as “my hospital.” That’s no surprise, since he’s been treated by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program at... Read More
Published on December 3, 2015
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There are many sweeteners on the market, but are any of them good choices for your kids or family? The truth is that all sweeteners should be used in moderation; no sweetener is actually a healthy choice. Large intake of sugar has been linked to an increased risk of obesity... Read More
Published on November 30, 2015
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Jake Olson lives by a simple mantra: “Nothing is impossible.” Those three words are especially fitting for the 18-year-old who graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA, plays college football, aspires to join the PGA Tour, has written a book—and is blind. At just 8 months old,... Read More
Published on November 30, 2015
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After a fall from a window left him comatose, a 3-year-old boy begins a remarkable recovery. On April 19 the Cha family would experience the unimaginable. “After the accident, Clayton couldn’t walk, talk or do much,” says Allis, Clayton’s father. Claty, as his... Read More
Published on November 26, 2015
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A serious heart defect isn’t stopping Maceo Alvarez from playing his favorite sport—and helping other sick children at the holidays. Maceo Alvarez likes a lot of sports—but nothing compares with his love for football. “He’s like a football addict,” his mother, Monique Esparza... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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The holidays are a common time for family and friends to gather around the dinner table. Despite the cheer and celebration, it can be a very nerve-wracking time for families who have children with food allergies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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How to keep motion sickness from ruining your roadtrips “Are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet? Oh no Mommy, I don’t feel so good.” These are the words that no one wants to hear on a car trip. Some of my best memories as a child happened during family... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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“You get to hit the ball,” explains 6-year-old Jonny Maldonado. “And you get to run.” The Bakersfield first-grader is talking about why baseball has become one of his favorite sports (along with soccer and wrestling). Last spring, he played shortstop on his first T-ball team... Read More
Published on November 19, 2015
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In hindsight, there were small signs that something was wrong with 5-year-old Kylie Wines; but nothing the average parent would consider out of the ordinary. “We were trying to teach her how to ride a bike,” says her mom, Tasha, and it was proving to be quite a challenge... Read More
Published on November 18, 2015
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Claudia Borzutzky, MD, adolescent medicine fellowship program director, presented a webinar titled “The Old & the New: Best Contraceptive Practices for Youth” to discuss trends around teenage and young adult pregnancy and the role of medical providers to share the best... Read More
Published on November 17, 2015
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CHLA team members are sharing their pride today after learning that CHLA has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for the care we provide for our asthma patients. The Joint Commission is revered in the health care industry for setting... Read More
Published on November 17, 2015
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John Escolero has lots of plans for the future. He wants to be a computer animator. He wants to one day have his own family. And he wants to be independent and have some fun—and freedom. “I didn’t have as much freedom as a kid, so I’d like to have some freedom and fun as an... Read More
Published on November 12, 2015
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Like any other aspiring fashion designer, 5-year-old Emily Jarquin knows that the right shoes are an essential part of every outfit. So this past summer, before heading off to her radiation appointments at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she would slip on an elegant pair of... Read More
Published on November 11, 2015
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Alex Idolor is an energetic 10-year-old who has loved sports ever since he could walk. But five years ago, he started feeling uncharacteristically weak. Constantly hungry and extremely tired, Alex began to fall asleep at swim practice and had trouble chasing a soccer ball.... Read More

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