All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 17, 2016
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Recently, a few lucky patients of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles had an exciting day at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. But this wasn’t just any visit; these patients were meeting animals that have similar conditions to theirs. As a preview for what was the come... 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 6, 2016
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A daughter comes to CHLA for the same surgery her mother had here more than 35 years before Amelia Green and her family arrived at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before dawn on Aug. 13, 2014. The adorable 4-year-old was dressed as her favorite TV character, Doc McStuffins,... Read More
Published on May 5, 2016
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Hearing the news that you’re about to have your first-born is an exciting time. You might wonder about what your child will look like, or what you’ll name him or her, but there’s a lot to worry about as well. You hope that your child will be a healthy infant and that your... 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 that... Read More
Published on April 27, 2016
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Traveling alone or even with another adult can be stressful enough. Adding kids to mix is another story entirely. There are so many things to think about: packing, navigating through the airport, having the right things to keep your kid happy and occupied on a long flight, and... Read More
Published on April 27, 2016
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We know that the safety of your child is your most important priority as a parent. Parents spend a lot of energy assuring that their children are cared for when they cannot be with them, but there comes a time when children can be responsible for themselves. The question is:... Read More
Published on April 27, 2016
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Written by Stephanie N. Marcy, PhD, licensed psychologist, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles There is growing awareness in the community about the value and importance of including children with special needs, including autism... Read More
Published on April 22, 2016
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The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend infants receive breast milk or formula exclusively until around 4 to 6 months of age.   The AAP has a great guide detailing the general introduction of solid foods for healthy infants—learn specific... Read More
Published on April 15, 2016
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This spring marked the launch of the inaugural Make March Matter campaign to rally businesses across Los Angeles in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and to bring focus to the health care needs of children. Make March Matter officially launched with a kickoff pizza... 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 stimulation... 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 her... 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 separation from their parent.... Read More
Published on March 31, 2016
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Choosing a formula can be a daunting task when breast milk is not an option. With numerous brands and types of formula, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Here is a primer on what you’ll you need to know when you’re faced with choosing the right formula for your... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
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* This is the first of a two-part series on how to talk to children about LGBT issues. The next article will focus on how to discuss gender and sexuality with your children if they come out to you as LGBT or questioning. Kids often ask their parents questions that they feel... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
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Barbara Korsch, MD, front row (right), early in her medical training. Courtesy of Medical Center Archives of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Honoring CHLA physician Barbara Korsch, MD, a pioneering researcher in the field of doctor-patient communication Doctors should... Read More
Published on March 16, 2016
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Written by Karli Santos, MSWc, SYPP Center April 10, 2016 will mark the third annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). NYHAAD is about educating the public on the ways in which HIV and AIDS impacts young people. This day is also about honoring the hard work... Read More
Published on March 16, 2016
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Handicap Placards Aren't Just for Wheelchairs Written by Monica Horn, Transplant Coordinator II, The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles When searching for a space in a crowded parking lot, we have all momentarily longed to park in those empty handicap parking... Read More
Published on March 15, 2016
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I grew up in a family that loved the outdoors. When I was a child, camping was one of my favorite outdoor activities, and remains so to this day. Creating a safe and happy camping experience requires planning; but camping with kids requires even more preparation and foresight... Read More

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