All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on January 21, 2016
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How a desperate email, sent to the wrong hospital, inadvertently reached the one doctor who could turn Bianca Celis’ life around. “Oops.” That was the best Bianca Celis could muster after learning that the email she had sent off to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles went... Read More
Published on January 20, 2016
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In a new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, corresponding author Elizabeth Sowell, PhD of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in collaboration with authors from Harvard Medical School and San Diego State University, reviewed ongoing research efforts to determine... Read More
Published on January 20, 2016
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Dealing With Eating Difficulties and Creating Good Eating Habits for Life As a nurse on a busy gastrointestinal, kidney and liver transplant unit, I often care for patients with eating challenges. Some of our patients cannot eat by mouth and rely on nutrition by tube or... Read More
Published on January 13, 2016
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Co-written by Jamie Sakamoto, Occupational Therapist II, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Kary Rappaport, OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC, Occupational Therapist III, Children's Hospital Los Angeles   If you recently had a baby and are having difficulty... Read More
Published on January 8, 2016
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Eleven-year-old Savannah Fulkerson loves Disneyland, water parks, trips to the beach and swimming in her backyard pool. The energetic Santa Clarita sixth-grader, though, can only do those activities at night, after the sun has safely gone down. That’s because for Savannah... Read More
Published on January 7, 2016
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Even if a child’s food allergy is not life-threatening, a chance encounter with the wrong food can be a scary experience for every member of the family. CHLA has provided comprehensive support for children battling food allergies for many years. The recent naming of the... Read More
Published on January 6, 2016
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As my children have become teenagers, I have noticed that their activities and time commitments have also increased. Today, my teens have a daily itinerary that starts at 5:30 a.m. and concludes at midnight. Between school, sports and their band commitments, their packed... Read More
Published on December 31, 2015
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One day I was sitting on our family swing and I asked my teenage boy, Christopher, “What's your earliest childhood memory?” To my surprise it was not the many trips we did as a family, it was of him playing his saxophone in elementary school. This got me thinking, what was... Read More
Published on December 30, 2015
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Every year brings more breakthroughs and discoveries in the field of pediatric medicine, many from right here in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Today, we’re recapping the top 5 most popular ResearCHLA stories of the year. Stay tuned for many more in the new year!1. Researchers... Read More
Published on December 29, 2015
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“She knows where to go, she knows the nurses, she knows the routine and sees other kids going through the same things,” says Trish Manzanedo. “She feels at home here.” Trish is referring to her 6-year-old daughter, Natalia, who has been fighting high-risk acute... Read More
Published on December 28, 2015
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Bubbles ‘n BowelsSmall bowel syndrome (SBS), a disorder characterized by malabsorption of nutrients due to removal of parts of the small intestine, affects roughly 9000 children and 3500 adults in the United States annually. Surgical removal of the intestine is often done in... Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
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Either way, we hope your holidays are stimulating!from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
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With the controversy over Concussion, the film starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin, Tracy Zaslow, MD, Sports Concussion Program in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was asked to share important information on sports-related head trauma... Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
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The new year is a time of excitement, hope and setting goals for the future. Many people are in the habit of creating personal New Year’s resolutions and they forget that their family can set goals for the new year as well. Any family, no matter how big or small, can set New... Read More
Published on December 22, 2015
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                  Just in time for the holidays! Lauren Conrad and her team came to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to brighten up the kid’s day with arts and crafts. The Creative Oasis room was filled with patients and their... Read More
Published on December 21, 2015
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Among the 1,000 or so books that Nikki Kerry estimates line the bookshelves in her kids’ playroom, she counts a few dozen “special” books, so designated because they were given to her daughter Gracin by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where Gracin has been a patient since... Read More
Published on December 20, 2015
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Sex-based differences in incidence and long-term outcomes have been well documented in pediatric cancer patients. Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have now discovered similar differences in acute side effects due to treatment in pediatric patients with acute... Read More
Published on December 14, 2015
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Jennifer Rashkin recalls with absolute clarity the first time her daughter, Mila, had a seizure. “It was Sept. 26, 2011. She was 3 years old. About 15 minutes into her nap, I heard her cough, and I was like, ‘That’s weird.’ As I walked in, I heard her gurgling. When I saw... Read More
Published on December 13, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 4, the Star Wars: Force for Change program that promotes healing through creative inspiration and collaborative innovation supported by Lucasfilms, helped our patients harness their inner power as they hosted various activities for our patients to participate... Read More
Published on December 11, 2015
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Purple haze, all in my lungA variety of signaling molecules control the branching program by which the lung grows and develops. In this image we see the beginning of normal branching that occurs at budding points of the lung known as epithelial tips. Researchers at Children’s... Read More

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