All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 28, 2020
COVID-19 is caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, infecting the respiratory system. Specifically, the spike protein (S1 subunit) of the virus binds to a protein receptor called angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) on lung epithelial cells. This interaction is a key step... Read More
Published on May 27, 2020
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Մի՛ կրեք փականով դիմակ: Այո, դուք պետք է ծածկեք ձեր քիթը: Ահա թե ինչու է ձեր ակնոցը գոլորշապատվում: Read More
Published on May 27, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and clinicians have sought to better understand the virus and how it spreads. Analysis of antibodies developed against the coronavirus can offer insight into timing and extent of illness. Read More
Published on May 27, 2020
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لا ترتدي القناعات التي تحتوي على الصمامات. نعم، عليك تغطية أنفك. وهذا هو سبب استمرار تغييم النظارة. Read More
Published on May 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a major stressor in the lives of the global community, but perhaps greatest for adolescents and young adults, who don’t always have resources to help them cope. To assess psychosocial stress and coping in adolescents, Ji-Ting Janet Yau, DO, has developed... Read More
Published on May 22, 2020
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles surgeon Tracy Grikscheit, MD, achieves milestone in preclinical research for Hirschsprung’s Disease  Read More
Published on May 21, 2020
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During the novel coronavirus pandemic, Linda Bennett helps feed Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients, as well as her tireless colleagues. Read More
Published on May 19, 2020
Keeping your child safe and healthy is a multifaceted priority for families, starting with the ride home from the hospital in a properly installed car seat. One of the most effective, lifelong protections families can provide is ensuring that children get all of their... Read More
Published on May 18, 2020
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In her own words, Coco shares her journey back to health, the importance of social distancing, and tips on keeping busy until safe-at-home restrictions are lifted.  Read More
Published on May 18, 2020
Proteger a su niño y procurar que esté sano representa una prioridad multidimensional para las familias; una prioridad que empieza con el trayecto a casa desde el hospital en una sillita para el automóvil instalada debidamente. Read More
Published on May 15, 2020
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Here's what you should do if your child has a fever, when you should you call the doctor, and how fever is related to COVID-19 and MIS-C. Read More
Published on May 14, 2020
Earthquakes, power outages and now COVID-19—how CHLA’s Disaster Resource Center handles a crisis, before it even happens.  Read More
Published on May 13, 2020
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No se ponga mascarillas con válvula. Sí, es necesario que se tape la nariz. Le explicamos a continuación por qué se le siguen empañando los lentes. Read More
Published on May 11, 2020
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The quick mobilization of screenings by CHLA’s nursing team promotes a safe care environment during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Published on May 11, 2020
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As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stein has been leading CHLA’s response to COVID-19. Here, he shares what life has been like during the pandemic.   Read More
Published on May 8, 2020
In end-stage renal disease, Maverick needed a kidney transplant. When a donor didn't turn up fast enough, his parents decided to look in-house. Read More
Published on May 4, 2020
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Graduations. Proms. Quinceañeras. Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. Senior trips. Sports seasons. School plays. The COVID-19 crisis has canceled them all, and teens are feeling the pain. A CHLA expert shares advice on how to help teens cope during these challenging times.  Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
CHLA’s infection prevention specialist has the exact training necessary to handle the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
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Not only can exercise during this time keep your body healthy and conditioned to make the transition back into organized sports easier, physical activity can help our mental wellbeing, help the anxious part of our brains calm down and rest by providing a meditative detour for... Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and physically. To understand how these changes affect the health of our nation’s children as they develop, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – or ABCD... Read More