All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on April 27, 2016
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Written by Stephanie N. Marcy, PhD, licensed psychologist, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles There is growing awareness in the community about the value and importance of including children with special needs, including... Read More
Published on April 22, 2016
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The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend infants receive breast milk or formula exclusively until around 4 to 6 months of age.   The AAP has a great guide detailing the general introduction of solid foods for healthy infants—learn... Read More
Published on April 15, 2016
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This spring marked the launch of the inaugural Make March Matter campaign to rally businesses across Los Angeles in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and to bring focus to the health care needs of children. Make March Matter officially launched with a kickoff pizza... Read More
Published on April 11, 2016
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Not many people can say they haven’t missed a single day of work for an entire year, but the furry volunteers of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can!  This incredible milestone was met on April 11. That’s 365... Read More
Published on April 8, 2016
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Written by Stephanie N. Marcy, PhD, licensed psycologist, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Children’s birthday parties can be overwhelming for any child. With the combination of high expectations, sugary treats and... Read More
Published on April 7, 2016
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You might say that 13-year-old Erika Daniels has a serious case of puppy love. “I looove dogs,” she gushes. Of course, her favorite four-legged friend is her own dog, an adorable cocker spaniel named Patches. But the La Verne eighth grader also has a special place in... Read More
Published on March 31, 2016
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From The Developing Mind Newsletter, Winter 2016 Written by Larry Yin, MD, medical director of The Boone Fetter Clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Most children feel a little anxious about seeing a doctor. Some fear even temporary... Read More
Published on March 31, 2016
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Choosing a formula can be a daunting task when breast milk is not an option. With numerous brands and types of formula, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Here is a primer on what you’ll you need to know when you’re faced with choosing the right formula for... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
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* This is the first of a two-part series on how to talk to children about LGBT issues. The next article will focus on how to discuss gender and sexuality with your children if they come out to you as LGBT or questioning. Kids often ask their parents questions that they... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
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Barbara Korsch, MD, front row (right), early in her medical training. Courtesy of Medical Center Archives of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Honoring CHLA physician Barbara Korsch, MD, a pioneering researcher in the field of doctor-patient communication Doctors... Read More
Published on March 16, 2016
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Written by Karli Santos, MSWc, SYPP Center April 10, 2016 will mark the third annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). NYHAAD is about educating the public on the ways in which HIV and AIDS impacts young people. This day is also about honoring the... Read More
Published on March 16, 2016
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Handicap Placards Aren't Just for Wheelchairs Written by Monica Horn, Transplant Coordinator II, The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles When searching for a space in a crowded parking lot, we have all momentarily longed to park in those empty handicap... Read More
Published on March 15, 2016
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I grew up in a family that loved the outdoors. When I was a child, camping was one of my favorite outdoor activities, and remains so to this day. Creating a safe and happy camping experience requires planning; but camping with kids requires even more preparation and... Read More
Published on March 14, 2016
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Matthew Zavala and Alexander Pacach, health educators for HIV programs at the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at CHLA, delivered a presentation to stand up for young people. Highlights from the 2016 Southern California Sexual Health Summit A blog post... Read More
Published on March 14, 2016
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Highlights from the First Two Installments of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Webinar Series A blog post by Maria Sipin Public attitudes about young parents vary and have been generally negative. A common perception about young parents is the belief that they are “kids... Read More
Published on February 29, 2016
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In July 2015, Samantha and Marco Davila were at week 20 of their pregnancy, and they were excited to learn of their first child’s gender. But something was spotted on the ultrasound that would change all three lives. What their doctor saw would ultimately be diagnosed as... Read More
Published on February 18, 2016
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Last Friday, patients all over the hospital received a special Valentine’s Day gift: messages from you!   The day started off with hundreds red heart balloons tied to goodie bags in red wagons that were wheeled down the hallways of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on February 18, 2016
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His daughter’s experience at the Heart Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles spurred actor Mark Feuerstein and his wife, Dana Klein, to get involved. Mark Feuerstein faced a dilemma shared by many parents of severely ill children: the agony of going to work every... Read More
Published on February 16, 2016
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As a father of two handsome boys, I was faced with the decision to have my boys circumcised or not. This was a tough one to make as a father who only wants the best for his boys. So what is a circumcision anyways? Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin... Read More
Published on February 10, 2016
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If you’ve ever had the stomach flu, I’m sure you can relate that it is pretty miserable. In my adult life, I have even ended up in the hospital because I got so dehydrated and weak from a case of the stomach flu and needed IV fluids to help me recover. This winter, Southern... Read More

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