Hospital Programs

Published on January 25, 2017
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Written by Heather Ayers-Cluff, MSW, CPST; Jessica MacDonald, PT, CPST; Kathleen Palas, RN III, CPST; Mina Farag, MPH, CPSTI Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 53 requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat. The new law will NOT apply to... Read More
Published on January 5, 2017
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A group, known as the ‘6AM-ers,’ rise early in the morning and travel from as far away as Monrovia, Pasadena and Sylmar twice a month to donate blood and platelets at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Blood Donor Center. Their special gift of life has been helping kids who are... Read More
Published on August 24, 2016
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At what camp can you be a Jedi one day and a wizard the next, and all while improving strength, coordination and motor skills? Handy Heroes Therapy Camp! This therapeutic summer day camp at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a unique camp—in fact, it’s the only camp of... Read More
Published on June 7, 2016
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Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Bank of America to be the bridge towards healthcare careers for college students that are searching, curious and ambitious. The program gives young adults who come from... Read More
Published on June 1, 2016
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Project NATEEN gives teens the courage and resources to believe in the future. When Stephanie Williams started her classes at Second Chance High School at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, she was a scared 19-year-old mom. She had been out of school for more than a year... Read More
Published on May 10, 2016
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles' seventh annual CATCH (Center for Achievement of Teens and Children with Hand Differences) picnic took place on Saturday, April 30th, and was attended by many CHLA patient families. The gathering unites families and children with hand... Read More
Published on May 4, 2016
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“I thought I’d never get the job. However, I applied, was selected and just celebrated 10 years working at CHLA!” The job mentioned above is not a nurse, a doctor or anything one would typically associate with a hospital setting. In fact, it’s another very important role... Read More
Published on April 11, 2016
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Not many people can say they haven’t missed a single day of work for an entire year, but the furry volunteers of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can!  This incredible milestone was met on April 11. That’s 365... Read More
Published on April 8, 2016
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Written by Stephanie N. Marcy, PhD, licensed psycologist, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Children’s birthday parties can be overwhelming for any child. With the combination of high expectations, sugary treats and... Read More
Published on April 7, 2016
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You might say that 13-year-old Erika Daniels has a serious case of puppy love. “I looove dogs,” she gushes. Of course, her favorite four-legged friend is her own dog, an adorable cocker spaniel named Patches. But the La Verne eighth grader also has a special place in... Read More
Published on March 31, 2016
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From The Developing Mind Newsletter, Winter 2016 Written by Larry Yin, MD, medical director of The Boone Fetter Clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Most children feel a little anxious about seeing a doctor. Some fear even temporary... Read More
Published on February 4, 2016
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Blog post written by Kristin Flynn, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist II, Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles No matter the age or intensity of play, after a sports injury an athlete’s main goal is usually to get back on the field. However, as a parent your main... Read More
Published on January 21, 2016
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Written by HIlary Tighe, RN resident, CTICU/CV Acute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles It’s 7:20 a.m. and the 49 new graduate nurses of the September 2015 cohort trickle into the seventh-floor classroom. We sit in our “houses”—groups made up of new grads from units other... Read More
Published on January 7, 2016
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Even if a child’s food allergy is not life-threatening, a chance encounter with the wrong food can be a scary experience for every member of the family. CHLA has provided comprehensive support for children battling food allergies for many years. The recent naming of the... Read More
Published on October 9, 2015
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A blood clot is when blood changes from a liquid to a solid. Blood clots are good because they help your body stop bleeding. But they can form when you don’t need them in veins or arteries. You can have a blood clot in your arteries or veins in places like your arms, legs, eyes... Read More
Published on September 14, 2015
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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 August 6, 2015
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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 November 21, 2014
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Dancers from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), Val Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke, Artem Chigvintsev, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber and two contestants, Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty and Bethany Mota, a YouTube star, visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to join in on a fun... Read More
Published on February 25, 2014
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Written by the team in the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Did you know that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more sleep-related problems than other children? Research shows that about half of school-age children with ASD have trouble... Read More
Published on November 13, 2013
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Having a child sick and hospitalized can be challenging on many levels, especially emotionally. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we partner with you to ensure your child receives the best care, at the bedside and after you return home. With that, we’re thinking about your... Read More

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