All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on January 19, 2010
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Update from Dr. Henri Ford (Monday, January 18th 9:18 p.m.): “Our team just moved to the Gheskio Clinic, which is closer to the epicenter of the earthquake.   Setting up the operating rooms tonight. Several cases lined up for the morning already. Many people (hundreds if not... Read More
Published on January 18, 2010
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Henri Ford, MD our surgeon-in-chief, is a Haitian native and arrived on scene in Port-Au-Prince on Saturday, January 16th to provide medical care. Currently he is stationed at the U.S. Embassy.  We're reprinting his first official report on his activities to intervene on behalf... Read More
Published on January 14, 2010
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From the begining of our children's births, we knew we had to be positive and that everything happens for a reason. We ended up at Children's Hospital for a reason. And we met some of the most amazing people. All the NICCU Doctors were awesome and we got to know some of them... Read More
Published on December 18, 2009
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Zachary could not handle life and he could not handle the many treatments that were working for other children with autism. He was dealing with something else, something that could quietly take him to a fragile and critical state destroying his body and our lives. We spent hours... Read More
Published on December 1, 2009
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They were worried about me leaving their hospital with Sally because of her kidney failure and I could not take her with her I.V. But they refused to transfer her to Children's Hospital Los Angeles via ambulance. So I drove her to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and they took... Read More
Published on November 23, 2009
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My little sister has Down Syndrome. She had open heart surgery at the children's hospital and they were the best. I had never been there but being there made me and my family realize how lucky we are to have these doctors and nurses that are great. Inspired? Visit chla.org/... Read More
Published on October 14, 2009
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This year, with the help of Dr. Kaufman, I changed the way I measure my sugar levels. My mom got me a continuous glucose monitor which is a small sensor that I wear all the time that communicates with the insulin pump that I keep in my riding pants pocket. It alerts me when my... Read More
Published on September 22, 2009
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Post submitted by patient mom, Nancy  Mario, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome survivor and varsity lineman. Our celebration of Mario’s 17th birthday was not just about having ‘another birthday’ party for him. We were celebrating the fact that Mario is still with us, healthy... Read More
Published on August 18, 2009
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Thanks to Dr. Starnes and all those wonderful surgeons, cardiologist and nurses. All of them helped my baby go through her second surgery. They did an amazing job, but I guess my baby's little heart couldn't handle it anymore and stopped beating on May 24, 2008. She went to... Read More
Published on July 14, 2009
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"I am so thrilled to be a coach for the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles team. I could be the team coach for Team Warner Brothers, or another well-known corporation, and it would be a great gig, but it wouldn’t have the same emotional impact that it does for me to give back to the... Read More
Published on July 7, 2009
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I had a great doctor, who's name is Dr. J.Gordon McComb. He was very nice and the nurses there treated me very nice. Since that operation I haven't had any seizures and I just graduated from high school on June 7, 2009.
Published on June 24, 2009
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Zachary could not handle life and he could not handle the many treatments that were working for other children with autism. He was dealing with something else, something that could quietly take him to a fragile and critical state destroying his body and our lives ... I didn't... Read More
Published on April 19, 2009
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Originally printed in the Spring 2009 issue of Imagine magazine. An innovative approach to treating pediatric brain tumors is increasing survival rates while protecting children from harm. The story of pediatric cancer survivor and Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient, Kali... Read More
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Cellphone use is common, especially with pre-teens and teens. MSN Money wrote that six in ten parents buy cellphones for their preteen children. I’ve even seen infants using cellphones (and tablets) for its family-friendly applications and entertainment. As a nurse... Read More
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Note: resources for this blog post came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I remember the joy of hearing the ice-cream truck song, running to get money from my mom and buying delicious candy when I was a child. My... Read More
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We all have heard someone tell us, “Don’t miss your doctor appointment.” Ever wonder why? Going to see your doctor for regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. It can also aid in early detection of diseases, which increases your chances for... Read More
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The RN Remedies program is growing at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! During National Nurses Week in May, there were a number of nurses that expressed an interest in sharing their expertise with the community through the RN Remedies program. Our first new blogger, Nicole... Read More
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A new school year begins in a few weeks, which means your child will likely cross paths with vending machines, enjoy classroom celebrations and treats from school cafeterias. Although I know that it is near impossible to control everything that your children eats, I hope this... Read More
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By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP The importance of using contraceptive methods can be a difficult conversation to have with your child or teenager. In the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I speak with... Read More
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Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? It’s essential for protecting our internal organs, muscles and bones. It holds us together! Skin reflects who we are and it is the first impression of us upon others. For teenagers, this can be a painful and... Read More

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