For Physicians and Clinicians

Published on April 10, 2015
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When SienaGrace Oberhaus was born, Roger De Filippo, MD, chief of the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was there for the big day. He had been following the baby’s growth for months and wanted to see his tiny patient as soon as possible. SienaGrace had... Read More
Published on March 13, 2015
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Dr. Robert Adler with child patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles   An Interview with Robert Adler, MD When pediatricians in Los Angeles are uncertain about the next step in medical care for a child they are treating, they call Robert “Bob” Adler, MD. Adler has been a... Read More
Published on November 4, 2014
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Mark Urata, MD, chief, Division of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, discusses the future of pediatric... Read More
Published on October 13, 2014
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The genes children inherit determine everything from their height to their hair color. But sometimes, a child’s genetic code also contains hidden abnormalities that can cause an array of health issues, such as developmental delays or physical or mental illness. Linda Randolph,... Read More
Published on September 8, 2014
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Fifty years ago, childhood cancer was a near-certain death sentence. But thanks to decades of treatment advances, more than 80 percent of childhood cancer patients now become survivors. Stuart E. Siegel, MD, experienced this monumental shift while serving for 37 years as head... Read More
Published on July 10, 2014
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By Marian E. Williams, PhD, program area lead, Early Childhood Mental Health Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and associate professor of clinical pediatrics. 1 8-month-old “Karla” was playing on the slide at the park in her neighborhood, her mother sitting on a... Read More
Published on April 17, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  For most of us, March 21 was like any other day, punctuated by e-mails, meetings and thoughts of the weekend. But for medical... Read More
Published on February 28, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles For our final blog post in recognition of heart month research, let’s talk about beats—heart beats! Pacemakers and Little Hearts... Read More
Published on February 21, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles What do you think is happening in this video? A very important organ is forming—the heart. Watching the Heart Form By using a... Read More
Published on February 17, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles In honor of American Heart Month, we would like to show off what Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is doing for hearts—in the lab! From... Read More
Published on December 27, 2013
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By Judith Tighe, RN, CPN, lead RN, Medical/Surgical Unit (5 west) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. It was a good thing I asked my husband to accompany me and our daughter to the dentist for the dreaded wisdom teeth extraction. As we walked to the car my daughter who is eight... Read More
Published on November 5, 2013
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The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board at Children’... Read More
Published on May 21, 2013
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By Karen Rogers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Pediatrics. Recently we talked about how to help prevent bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an all too common problem. Just as scary,... Read More
Published on March 1, 2013
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By Valerie N. Lacuesta, AuD, CCC-A, Pediatric Audiologist in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine In the United States, hearing loss is estimated to affect two to four newborns out of 1,000. Newborn hearing screenings are now mandatory at birth. Through the hearing... Read More
Published on January 21, 2013
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In just a few days, Henri Ford, MD, MHA, surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will fly to his native country, Haiti, to help oversee the distribution of donated pediatric medical equipment, supplies and hospital furniture. The entire shipment is valued at $326,102... Read More
Published on November 6, 2012
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Halloween is in the rearview mirror; a holiday filled with chocolate, candy and other indulgent treats! Many people associate eating too many sweets and junk food, with diabetes. With November being National Diabetes Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to spotlight diabetes in... Read More
Published on October 29, 2012
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Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, recently consulted for an episode of Glee that is expected to air November 29. Vanderbilt, who works in the Boone Fetter Clinic, first met with the show's writer and director, Ian Brannen, who was creating a scene in which actor Blake Jenner, who plays... Read More
Published on August 31, 2012
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September 1 marks the beginning of Sickle Cell Awareness month and we invite you to join our efforts in raising awareness of this rare disease. Our sickle cell patients rely on regular blood transfusions to prevent stroke, treat anemia, heart and lung complications and chronic... Read More
Published on January 13, 2011
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When E! Entertainment went looking for experts to comment on its amazing medical stories, they turned to six of our doctors to produce an episode of Born Different 2: More Amazing Medical Stories. Meet our experts who are being introduced to the public by E!
Published on October 25, 2010
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Whooping Cough: California’s Epidemic (Part 1 of 2) In light of the significant impact pertussis is having on children in Los Angeles, pediatric hospitalist and patient/family education advocate, Brett Leggett, MD, provides his expertise on the subject in this two-part blog... Read More

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