All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on February 28, 2020
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For Amy Lohmann, working to elevate nurse practitioners is part of the job “My favorite thing about culture at [Children’s Hospital Los Angeles] is that the patient always is the top priority. Everybody here strives to make the experience for our patients the best it can... Read More
Published on February 27, 2020
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Pediatrician Tanya Altmann of the CHLA Health Network replaces fiction with fact.
Published on February 25, 2020
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What drives CHLA’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care? “I’m a fighter for the underdog,” says Dr. Foster, “because not everyone has a voice.” CHLA's Chief Nursing Officer talks about hope, leadership and the chance to aspire.
Published on February 24, 2020
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Lindsay Andras, MD Children with anxious parents are more than twice as likely to be taking narcotics at their first post-operative visit. Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has uncovered a surprising predictor of post-operative opioid use in children: a parent’s... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
3D Cardiac Printing Enters the Virtual World - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Virtual reality heart models give surgeons and cardiologists instant insight into a patient’s complex anatomy. Jon Detterich, MD For nearly eight years, Jon Detterich, MD, has been printing advanced 3D heart models to help surgeons and cardiologists at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on February 24, 2020
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Cynthia Herrington, MD A novel design from a team led by Cynthia Herrington, MD, gears up for preclinical studies. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently received a patent for a novel device that aims to solve a vexing problem: how to provide mechanical support for... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
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Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has so far treated four SMA patients with gene therapy. The Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of new treatment options for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
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Geoffrey Von Der Ahe, 18, who has been a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since birth, says living with a heart defect has made him want to give back to other kids—and study medicine one day
Published on February 18, 2020
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The team will present findings from two clinical projects at the American Urological Association meeting in May. The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has an active clinical research program with nearly a dozen innovative projects—focused on bladder... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
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Andy Chang, MD A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will study patients as young as 5 who are undergoing VCUG exams. A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is investigating whether virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality can reduce... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
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CHLA expert David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides advice on how to talk to children of all ages about the death of someone they know, whether it’s a family member, friend or public... Read More
Published on February 12, 2020
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Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH, shares what he’s learning from a four-year study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. New results from a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study show that many children undergoing outpatient urologic surgeries do not need... Read More
Published on February 7, 2020
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How Noa outran three heart surgeries—and retinoblastoma
Published on February 6, 2020
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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy so severe he was tripping over his own feet, Brady came to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for treatment. The result? A “night and day difference,” says his mom.
Published on February 4, 2020
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the few pediatric medical centers in the nation to offer so many advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology. Seven new fellows are set to join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
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Oussama Abousamra, MD A team-based approach offers comprehensive care for rare leg deformities in children. A new program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping some of the most complex pediatric orthopaedic patients: those who need limb lengthening and... Read More
Published on February 3, 2020
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The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides that... Read More
Published on January 29, 2020
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Roberta Williams, MD, has devoted herself to recognizing the impact a childhood disease and its treatment have on an entire lifetime.
Published on January 29, 2020
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Tenacious, caring and passionate about better ways to treat retinoblastoma, Dr. Jesse Berry is leading change in the diagnosis and treatment of this rare cancer
Published on January 24, 2020
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When young women’s lives are negatively affected by heavy flow, there are safe and effective options to get them back to living their lives.

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