All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 14, 2020
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Earthquakes, power outages and now COVID-19—how CHLA’s Disaster Resource Center handles a crisis, before it even happens. 
Published on May 14, 2020
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Don’t wear a mask with a valve. Yes, you need to cover your nose. And here’s why your glasses keep fogging up. 
Published on May 13, 2020
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No se ponga mascarillas con válvula. Sí, es necesario que se tape la nariz. Le explicamos a continuación por qué se le siguen empañando los lentes.
Published on May 11, 2020
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As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stein has been leading CHLA’s response to COVID-19. Here, he shares what life has been like during the pandemic.  
Published on May 11, 2020
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The quick mobilization of screenings by CHLA’s nursing team promotes a safe care environment during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Published on May 8, 2020
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In end-stage renal disease, Maverick needed a kidney transplant. When a donor didn't turn up fast enough, his parents decided to look in-house.
Published on May 4, 2020
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Graduations. Proms. Quinceañeras. Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. Senior trips. Sports seasons. School plays. The COVID-19 crisis has canceled them all, and teens are feeling the pain. A CHLA expert shares advice on how to help teens cope during these challenging times. 
Published on May 1, 2020
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CHLA’s infection prevention specialist has the exact training necessary to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
Published on May 1, 2020
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Not only can exercise during this time keep your body healthy and conditioned to make the transition back into organized sports easier, physical activity can help our mental wellbeing, help the anxious part of our brains calm down and rest by providing a meditative detour for... Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
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Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and physically. To understand how these changes affect the health of our nation’s children as they develop, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – or ABCD... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn how Bethany’s Experiences and Support from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Eventually Led Her to Achieving Her Goal of Becoming a Pediatric Nurse! Many people may think that working in pediatrics is just like working with adults. Children are just smaller adults, so it... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Can Help People like Briana Make a Smooth Transition from Adult Care to Pediatrics. Sometimes it’s difficult to make the transition from adult care to pediatrics. There are many things that might make a nurse feel nervous to take a leap... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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At Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, our nurses are dedicated to providing around-the-clock, top-notch care for our patients. For Kim Wheatley, a Registered Nurse in our Emergency Department, pursuing a nursing job at CHLA was a no-brainer. “I knew I wanted to work at CHLA... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Relishing the Challenges of Managing Patients With Complex Needs For Anna Kitabjian, MSN, RN, CPNP, the opportunity to manage the care of children with complex needs and to mold a brand new position hold equal satisfaction. "Having the chance to show what a nurse... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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After 46 years as a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Tommy Covington says goodbye to his CHLA family and reflects on the amazing years he’s had with them. Tommy spent four years in the Navy as a hospital corpsman caring for the ill and injured. During his... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit is a Level III, state-of-the-art intensive care unit designed to treat Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ smallest patients. The NICCU team is full of dedicated care providers who provide complex,... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Our dedicated team of nurses is the backbone of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Every day they are committed to providing exceptional around-the-clock care and a positive experience for our patients and families, no matter the circumstances. What’s the right way to show our... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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There was a time when the opportunities for women to practice medicine were extremely restricted. There was no one to pave the way, no one to guide us, no one to direct us. “We’re no longer hidden figures in this field; we’re your neighbors, your aunts, your cousins,” says... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn how weightlifting helps Alvin de-stress after a high-intensity day of nursing By Candace Pearson Alvin Rocha, MSN, RN, CPN, recently lifted 120 kg (264 lbs) above his head—and he’s not done yet. Rocha’s passion is Olympic weightlifting, one of the oldest Olympic sports... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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By Vicki Cho Estrada The journey Martha Salmon, BSN, RN, CPN (6 West), took to the nursing profession wasn’t easy. Although she dreamed of becoming a nurse since age 12, Salmon says, “statistically, I shouldn’t have made it as a Hispanic, pregnant teen who needed to work... Read More

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