Physicians and Clinicians

Published on December 6, 2019
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Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not immediately think of your child being at risk. But Guy Young, MD, Director of the... Read More
Published on October 24, 2019
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How parents can protect kids from the dangerous ‘alternative’ to smoking E-cigarettes are like cigarettes for a new generation.  The devices produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. Users inhale these synthetics... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
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How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more daunting than... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
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Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Back to school is here and the summer season is winding down. A big part of a successful first week of school is preparation and establishing a routine. We're sharing with you the top 10 blog posts for back-to-school planning and awareness from the experts at Children's... 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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Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. Update... Read More
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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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, director of the Sports Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and medical director of the hospital’s Children's Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Program.I meet with parents often in the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children's Hospital Los... 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 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 May 10, 2019
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What is the most important thing parents need to know about a 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? Measles... 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
Published on October 11, 2018
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By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network   Have you ever chased your toddler around with a spoon, flying it like an airplane, hoping to land one morsel of food in the child’s mouth? If so, your child might be a picky eater. Picky eaters respond to a... Read More
Published on September 5, 2018
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Tips from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist from Children's Hospital Los Angeles Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the severity. These... Read More
Published on August 16, 2018
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CHLA physician Dan Thomas, a former standout collegiate miler, drew on his history as a runner to help him overcome a near-fatal onset of Guillain Barré syndrome. By Jeff Weinstock Doctors do the darndest things. Take the one who walked right up to Dan Thomas, MD, at a... Read More
Published on August 1, 2018
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By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network Lisa Stern, MD, a Santa Monica pediatrician, is used to hearing her patients in late summer express apprehension about the upcoming start of school. What’s sometimes surprising is the source of the stress: their... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
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When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in mind so... Read More
Published on March 30, 2018
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Robert Adler, MD, MSEd, doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a pediatrician. “It never gets boring, because every family is different,” he says. “Every family has different aspirations and goals for their kids.” After 40 years in the field, his enthusiasm is still... Read More
Published on January 12, 2018
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Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP: The Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Haitian-born medical maven who has dedicated his life to not only helping the many kids that walk through CHLA's doors, but also the children and people of... Read More

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