Physicians and Clinicians

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
Published on December 22, 2017
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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 November 17, 2017
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As the best-selling book “Wonder” gains more traction with its film adaption so does the awareness of individuals with facial differences and especially for syndromes like Treacher Collins. “Wonder” is a fictional novel turned into children’s book and film that focuses on a... Read More
Published on August 16, 2017
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With the rise in national opioid abuse, some parents might wonder if their teens have heard about, encountered or even tried opioids. Diane Tanaka, MD, medical director of the Teenage and Young Adult Health Center, the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center and the My Voice... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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Summer is ending and that means no more late nights, sleeping-in, or spending hours playing video games. Instead, it’s time to head back to school where days are filled with classroom lectures and homework.  Sounds dreadful, right? It doesn’t have to. In fact, with a little... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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By Stephanie Marcy, PhD What is the connection between unhappiness and smartphone usage with kids? What are you seeing now? Stephanie Marcy, PhD: Research is demonstrating that there is a rise in anxiety and depression in youth that they are linking directly to smartphone... Read More
Published on July 14, 2017
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​ On the heels of Netflix’s controversial series about suicide, “13 Reasons Why,” comes the company’s latest offering focusing on a serious mental health issue: “To the Bone.” The film, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival this year, focuses on eating disorders. While... Read More
Published on June 23, 2017
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​ Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative? The... Read More
Published on November 7, 2016
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​ Recently, a rare condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has hit the media and the United States has seen a sharp increase in cases over the last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown concern over the spike, and although AFM is a rare... Read More
Published on September 9, 2016
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Strategies to help kids deal with a bully at school Written by Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Bullying can be a daily occurrence for some children, making them fearful and anxious about going to school. They may go to great lengths to... 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 should... 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 parking... 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 October 1, 2015
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A blog post by Maria Sipin Two physicians in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine were recognized as Top Doctors in 2015. Claudia Borzutzky, MD, is the director of CHLA’s Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program and the medical director of CHLA’s Empower Weight... Read More

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