All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on August 9, 2019
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs.School has begun, leaves are changing (even in Southern California), and that means its “WalkTober”—time to get walking! October signals the call to parents,... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as pedestrians:... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kathryn Smith, DrPH, RN, nurse care manager in the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board.Back to school is just around the corner and this time of year can be both exciting and... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt your back, shoulders and neck? Did you know that the American... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Do you remember riding the school bus as a kid? Most children enjoy riding the bus to school because it meant being with their friends, having extra time to finish their homework and a sense of independence. Back then, "seat hopping” allowed kids to get closer to friends while... Read More
Published on July 11, 2019
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The dawning of gene therapy at CHLA saved a 5-year-old girl from inevitable blindness.By Jeff WeinstockYou will have to grant a parental pardon to Heather for her momentary excessive permissiveness, allowing her 5-year-old daughter to race down the block after dark, free from... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If you're in the Southern California area, you probably felt the recent earthquakes. It isn't too late to get prepared. The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles strives for pediatric disaster preparedness to help mitigate the... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on July 1, 2019
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Spider-Man, Mysterio and M.J. in the house! Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to surprise patients at an advance screening of the new movie. Though the film doesn’t open until July 2,... Read More
Published on June 24, 2019
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Special thanks to Carl Grushkin, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, for contributing to this article.What happens when your child has one kidney? It’s more common than you think. In fact, about 1 in 1,000 babies are born with one kidney.... Read More
Published on June 20, 2019
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Unlike when we have the flu or a broken bone, it’s not always visible when pain keeps us from feeling our best. And when pain is chronic, it can have devastating effects on personal relationships, mood, behaviors and sleep habits. At the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic,... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
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As you know, athletes have an unyielding drive toward improvement and success. While their determination for achieving such high expectations plays a major role in their performance, making sure their bodies remain healthy is just as important. Today, we are sharing tips... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
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Parents work hard to make sure their kids stay hydrated and eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet. For student athletes, that’s even more important. Here is some helpful information about proper fuel for your young athletes from our friends at the Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
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Leah found a new future at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which offers the most advanced care for the tiniest patients and their mothers, even before birth. By Candace Pearson At only 2 days old, and 5 lbs., 3 oz., Leah Faith commanded the attention of the two dozen... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
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Our Newborn Infant Follow-Up Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles assesses the developmental, medical, nutritional and psychosocial needs of infants born prematurely or who have been hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. Our Newborn Follow-Up Program is an... Read More
Published on June 4, 2019
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By Katie Sweeney If you see 4-year-old Adrian obediently eating his vegetables at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, you can be sure of one thing: It’s almost time for him to go to the hospital’s new epilepsy playroom. “We’re able to negotiate almost anything with him if it’s... Read More
Published on May 31, 2019
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The Fashion Mogul and Philanthropist, Yvonne Niami, Calls Supporting CHLA "Incredibly Rewarding."
Published on May 31, 2019
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Every June, thousands of supporters come together for CHLA's Walk and Play L.A. Christina Osumi-Cabaya had so much fun last year, she and her husband rallied an even bigger group of family and friends to join them this year. Here, she explains the inspiring reason why she... Read More
Published on May 30, 2019
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The members of the Pasadena Guild have a long tradition of raising significant funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Their secret? Fun, friendship, a little elbow grease—and tenacious teamwork.
Published on May 29, 2019
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The legendary boxing champion and his wife are using their foundation to bolster CHLA’s efforts against pediatric diabetes.

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