All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on August 16, 2019
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In the concluding half of this two-part story, a CHLA family learns whether their home survived the Woolsey fire, baby Max’s cleft lip is repaired, and Max’s mother tries to sort through the aftereffects of 10 days of trauma. (Read Part 1.) By Jeff Weinstock Lauren’s... Read More
Published on August 14, 2019
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In this special two-part story, a CHLA family endures an extraordinary 10-day odyssey, confronting consecutive human tragedies—the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting and the Woolsey fire—while their premature newborn remains in intensive care and awaits surgery for a cleft... Read More
Published on August 13, 2019
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By Melanie Fruhner, AuD, FAAA Middle ear fluid versus an ear infection: What’s the difference? Middle ear fluid (also known as otitis media with effusion) is the presence of fluid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of an ear infection. Ear fluid occurs in the middle... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Back to school is here and the summer season is winding down. A big part of a successful first week of school is preparation and establishing a routine. We're sharing with you the top 10 blog posts for back-to-school planning and awareness from the experts at Children's... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, director of the Sports Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and medical director of the hospital’s Children's Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Program.I meet with parents often in the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children's Hospital Los... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. Update... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs.School has begun, leaves are changing (even in Southern California), and that means its “WalkTober”—time to get walking! October signals the call to parents,... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as pedestrians:... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kathryn Smith, DrPH, RN, nurse care manager in the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board.Back to school is just around the corner and this time of year can be both exciting and... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt your back, shoulders and neck? Did you know that the American... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Do you remember riding the school bus as a kid? Most children enjoy riding the bus to school because it meant being with their friends, having extra time to finish their homework and a sense of independence. Back then, "seat hopping” allowed kids to get closer to friends while... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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It’s almost fall and the new school year is here! It’s time to trade in the beach and lazy days for new pencils, early mornings and the classroom. The transition between summer break and school is not easy. To figure out how best to smooth out this transition, we asked three... Read More
Published on July 11, 2019
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The dawning of gene therapy at CHLA saved a 5-year-old girl from inevitable blindness.By Jeff WeinstockYou will have to grant a parental pardon to Heather for her momentary excessive permissiveness, allowing her 5-year-old daughter to race down the block after dark, free from... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If you're in the Southern California area, you probably felt the recent earthquakes. It isn't too late to get prepared. The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles strives for pediatric disaster preparedness to help mitigate the... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on July 1, 2019
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Spider-Man, Mysterio and M.J. in the house! Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to surprise patients at an advance screening of the new movie. Though the film doesn’t open until July 2,... Read More
Published on June 24, 2019
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Special thanks to Carl Grushkin, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, for contributing to this article.What happens when your child has one kidney? It’s more common than you think. In fact, about 1 in 1,000 babies are born with one kidney.... Read More
Published on June 20, 2019
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Unlike when we have the flu or a broken bone, it’s not always visible when pain keeps us from feeling our best. And when pain is chronic, it can have devastating effects on personal relationships, mood, behaviors and sleep habits. At the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic,... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
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As you know, athletes have an unyielding drive toward improvement and success. While their determination for achieving such high expectations plays a major role in their performance, making sure their bodies remain healthy is just as important. Today, we are sharing tips... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
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Parents work hard to make sure their kids stay hydrated and eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet. For student athletes, that’s even more important. Here is some helpful information about proper fuel for your young athletes from our friends at the Children’s Hospital Los... Read More

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