All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on September 24, 2020
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With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.   By Eunice Oh  September... Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
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E-cigarettes are like cigarettes for a new generation. The devices produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. Users inhale these synthetics into their lungs every time they puff.
Published on September 24, 2020
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A CHLA expert explains the symptoms, causes and treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
Published on September 18, 2020
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Thanks to advances in pediatric cancer treatment for neuroblastoma, the odds were in young patient Ariana’s favor.
Published on September 17, 2020
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We want you to know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles's top priority is the safety of our patients, families and staff. We're providing this information for those wanting to know how our hospital is preparing, preventing and responding to this ongoing public health incident.
Published on September 17, 2020
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of disease characterized by accumulation of excess fat in the liver (hepatic steatosis) with associated inflammation (hepatitis). While there are many conditions that may cause hepatic steatosis such as hepatitis C, Wilson’... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
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One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long... Read More
Published on September 16, 2020
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In 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the first hospital in Southern California approved to deliver a new therapy to pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that did not respond to other treatments. Called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, it is... Read More
Published on September 14, 2020
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A 7-year-old boy received part of a liver from his mother’s friend. Today, he’s perfectly healthy—a testament to everyone involved.
Published on September 11, 2020
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A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19
Published on September 10, 2020
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International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope.
Published on September 8, 2020
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A study by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that patients who lost weight in the first year following diagnosis were better able to control blood glucose levels, decreasing their risk of serious complications.
Published on September 2, 2020
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Diaper rash is a normal part of babyhood, but there’s plenty you can do to make it go away. Follow these simple tips to soothe your baby’s skin, speed healing—and help prevent more rashes in the future.
Published on September 2, 2020
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This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19.
Published on September 2, 2020
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An expert explains the mysterious condition affecting some children who’ve had COVID-19.
Published on August 26, 2020
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Positional plagiocephaly can be confused with lambdoidal synostosis, which also causes flattening of the back of the head. Referrals for positional plagiocephaly and “rule-out craniosynostosis” are one of the most common referrals to a pediatric neurosurgeon or craniofacial... Read More
Published on August 24, 2020
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In a time when safe is what we all want to feel, Security Officer Helen Pineda helps protect patients, visitors and team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  
Published on August 20, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the job of parenting. 
Published on August 20, 2020
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  El nuevo coronavirus está afectando a toda la población mundial. En Children’s Hospital Los Angeles trabajamos con esmero para proteger a nuestros pacientes, familias e integrantes del equipo. Hemos pedido a nuestros expertos información que puede ayudar a contestar las... Read More
Published on August 17, 2020
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Can families expand their COVID-19 quarantine bubbles with minimal risk? After months of sheltering in place to stay safe and flatten the curve, the start of a new school year has prompted some families to consider teaming up to tackle virtual learning in small groups.  

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