All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 25, 2019
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is grateful for our generous community of philanthropic partners. Throughout the year, supporters of all ages come together to raise awareness about pediatric health care, learn about the hospital’s accomplishments, celebrate and fundraise for... Read More
Published on May 22, 2019
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By Matt Villano Not even a rare marrow disorder can keep Isaiah off the ice for long Watching 11-year-old Isaiah play hockey, one might think he had the sport in his blood. No. 71 is always the fastest kid on the ice, chasing down the puck with seemingly effortless speed. His... Read More
Published on May 14, 2019
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By Blake French, Speech Pathologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles  Who are speech-language pathologists? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained clinicians who specialize in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. SLPs have a wide scope of... Read More
Published on May 10, 2019
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What is the most important thing parents need to know about the measles outbreak? The most important thing is to have your children vaccinated if they have not already received their vaccines. The measles vaccine is safe and highly effective. How does measles spread?... Read More
Published on May 7, 2019
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Cuando uno se criaba en los años 50, las enfermedades durante la infancia parecían inevitables. Por ejemplo, todos mis hermanos pasaron la varicela y uno de mis vecinos padeció poliomielitis. Después, las familias empezaron a tener una mayor disponibilidad de las vacunas para... Read More
Published on May 1, 2019
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Growing up in the ‘50s, childhood diseases seemed unavoidable. For example, all my siblings experienced chickenpox and one of my neighbors was affected by polio. Then vaccinations became more available to families for prevention of disease and illness like the chickenpox,... Read More
Published on April 24, 2019
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Baby Striver was born with three heart chambers instead of four. He’s been a fighter ever since. By Matt Villano The early stages of Megan’s pregnancy began the way these things often do. There was the nervous anticipation of that positive pregnancy test; the joy expectant... Read More
Published on April 10, 2019
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بقلم كاتي سويني أولا ، اهتزت أصابع يديه. ثم اهتزت أصابع قدميه. الآن، يقوم بتحريك رأسه للجانبين، ويقطب حاجبيه عندما يختلف معك. بالنسبة لعلي المطوع - البالغ من العمر ثلاث أعوام - وبالنسبة لوالديه وأسرته، والأطباء والممرضات والمعالجين في مستشفى لوس أنجلوس للأطفال Children’s... Read More
Published on April 4, 2019
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How occupational therapist Jamie Berggren helps infants recover from a potentially disabling nerve injury suffered at birth. By Jeff Weinstock Therapy is a bummer, Maurice could tell you. It’s his first teachable moment, and at 8 months old he’s receiving it on his stomach,... Read More
Published on April 3, 2019
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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may face daily challenges in the areas of social interaction and engaging with others, communication, sensory processing, cognitive difficulties and motor planning and coordination skills.   Having your child work with an... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
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By Katie Sweeney On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, a nurse brought a special gift into 2-year-old Elliott’s room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: a pair of eclipse glasses. It was the day of the much-anticipated total solar eclipse—the first in nearly a century to be... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
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Mona Patel, MD Driven to Effect Change We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build healthier... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
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Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS Supporting Vulnerable Communities Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
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Bianca Edison, MD, MS Finding the Best Possible Answer We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
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Jodi Ogden, MBA Doing Important work Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build healthier... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
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Monica Horn, RN Finding Strength, Sharing Strength Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
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What caused a young girl’s liver and kidney disease? The mystery continues as her doctors plan for a transplant of both organs. By Jeff Weinstock Rachel Lestz, MD, not one to mince words or to conserve them, is abruptly stuck in a pause, halfway between a plausible... Read More
Published on February 22, 2019
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By Katie Sweeney The new heart was on its way down from the helipad. At the same time, Cynthia Herrington, MD, was carefully removing Ruben’s old heart from his chest. It was a heart she had seen before—she had operated on it when Ruben, now 2, was just a few days old. She... Read More
Published on February 21, 2019
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Young Charlie is living a full life—with half a heart By Matt Villano  Considering the amount of love in his life, considering how much he seems to enjoy every moment with his siblings and parents, it’s hard to believe 8-month-old Charlie was born with half a heart. The... Read More
Published on February 15, 2019
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By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director CHLA Health Network   Parents of teenagers can feel like they’re constantly fighting for their kids’ attention. The competition? Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.   Consider this: Today’s teens do not know a world without smartphones... Read More

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