Physicians and Clinicians

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
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 May 15, 2013
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In all marriages there are levels of disagreement and conflict. It’s natural and part of growing as a married couple and as family. But, is there a correct way to disagree and argue when kids are present? Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on May 15, 2013
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This blog post originally published on May 15, 2013. Three women, recently, have been the icon of strength and courage since their escape from Ariel Castro’s decade long captivity in Cleveland. As the three women who were kidnapped in their youth and held for a decade in... Read More
Published on April 5, 2013
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A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featured in the New York Times and other media outlets, showed an 11 percent rise in diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in school-age kids. As a parent or guardian, you may wonder, “How... 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 October 10, 2012
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Physical therapy is an important part of recovery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Many kids, adolescents and teens are treated in our Physical Therapy Program for a variety of conditions and diagnoses, ranging from infants’ recovery from surgery to traumatic brain injuries... 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 August 23, 2012
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The summer Olympics came and went as quickly as a 100 meter sprinter. Watching the summer Olympics inspired many of us at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Not only did the Olympic athletes inspire doctors, nurses and staff, our young patients caught the Olympic "bug." With that... Read More
Published on August 6, 2012
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At the London Olympics, the British have built stellar teams in men’s gymnastics and rowing, but across the pond in Los Angeles, they have Le Giorda quadro cam telefono web ts drug sollievo Dica33. also formed an impressive clinical and scientific research team atChildren’s... Read More
Published on September 13, 2011
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A young mother and California resident, Christina, lost her son, Christopher, in a tragic drowning accident earlier this year. Since his untimely loss, she has partnered with the Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help raise awareness about drowning... Read More
Published on August 22, 2011
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During the summer months, the heat can be welcoming but also draining for some and for an unfortunate few, it can even be deadly. Learn about the causes of hyperthermia, what warning signs to expect, how to keep your cool during the hot summer months and why prevention is key.
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 28, 2010
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Whooping Cough: California’s Epidemic (Part 2 of 2) Pediatric hospitalist and patient/family education advocate, Brett Leggett, MD, continues his two-part blog series, sharing what parents should know about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pertussis.
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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