Physicians and Clinicians

Published on November 5, 2014
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For most families, October ends in a whirlwind of sugar gluttony. Soon after, November lends us another opportunity for gluttony known as Thanksgiving. To counterbalance our mad dash of festive over indulging, November also happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. Jamie Wood MD,... 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 23, 2014
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physician-scientist Roger E. De Filippo, MD, an associate professor of urology and director of Pediatric Urology Stem Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California discusses how science, technology and... Read More
Published on October 16, 2014
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Updated on October 20, 2014 For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has... 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 18, 2014
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Updated Oct. 6, 2014 In September, our physicians predicted it was a matter of when, and not if, Los Angeles children would become infected with Enterovirus EV-D68, commonly referred to as enterovirus D68. On Oct. 1, CHLA and public health officials announced that a young... 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 May 28, 2014
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By Kiarash Sadrieh, MD, pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  When a child has a fever, their body can ache, are restless and they just don’t feel well. While a fever is a part of our natural response to infection, the fever... Read More
Published on May 23, 2014
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Allergies come in many forms—pollen, dogs, various fruits, latex, nut, soy and many others. In fact, asthma and allergies impact 1 out of 5 Americans. Often, people confuse cold symptoms with allergy symptoms and vice versa. To help you better understand allergies and how to... 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 March 24, 2014
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By J. Lee Pace, MD, director of Sports Medicine, Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Spring is upon us and that means all our young baseball players are gearing up for the season! Since we’re in Southern California, baseball is pretty much year... 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 February 12, 2014
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By Garrett Salzman, project assistant, Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Did you know that motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injury and death in children today? This can be prevented. The use of child restraint devices (car seats)... Read More
Published on January 10, 2014
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Is your family one of the 78 million people heading out to the slopes this winter? Skiing and snowboarding are popular recreational... 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 December 17, 2013
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine and Concussion Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Rebecca B. Koppel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow. In hockey, concussions occur most often by getting “checked”... Read More
Published on November 15, 2013
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs and Allison Farfel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow. Our spines hold our bodies upright, allowing us to run, jump and play the sports we love. You may... Read More

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