Physicians and Clinicians

Published on March 19, 2010
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Today, 11 additional volunteers from our hospital departed for Haiti.  Team 1 is returning this Sunday with the exception of Dr. Jim Stein and Michael Jordan, RN (who provided our last report) who will remain at the hospital for an additional two days to help transition care to... Read More
Published on March 18, 2010
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Update provided by Michael Jordan, RN, pictured right On March 12, 2010, a team of 10 nurses and doctors departed Los Angeles for Haiti to volunteer much-needed medical assistance. Below is their first report after being deployed from our hospital in collaboration with Project... Read More
Published on January 29, 2010
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A recent NPR article about rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti featured this photo slideshow that includes gripping images of Childrens Hospital Chief of Surgery, Dr. Henri Ford.   The photos play to audio from a Morning Edition radio piece profiling rescue and... Read More
Published on January 22, 2010
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Update from Dr. Henri Ford (received January 21st, 6:51 p.m.) "It's been a tiring 24-36 hour period.  Our team has been trying to reach as many injured patients as possible from the surrounding community to coordinate more comprehensive health care: Urgent care including... Read More
Published on January 20, 2010
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Update from Dr. Henri Ford, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (January 19, 2010): "The operating rooms are fully functional and we are seeing many infected wounds (many where gangrene has already set in).  We're also seeing a seemingly endless number of... Read More
Published on January 19, 2010
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Update from Dr. Henri Ford (Monday, January 18th 9:18 p.m.): “Our team just moved to the Gheskio Clinic, which is closer to the epicenter of the earthquake.   Setting up the operating rooms tonight. Several cases lined up for the morning already. Many people (hundreds if not... Read More
Published on January 18, 2010
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Henri Ford, MD our surgeon-in-chief, is a Haitian native and arrived on scene in Port-Au-Prince on Saturday, January 16th to provide medical care. Currently he is stationed at the U.S. Embassy.  We're reprinting his first official report on his activities to intervene on behalf... Read More
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The weather is warming and the days are longer, which means it’s time to dust off the family bicycles and go for a ride—May is National Bike Month! Aside from the fact that May is National Bike Month, there are a number of reasons to continue biking as a family throughout the... Read More
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Every year, children die from preventable toy-related injuries. The majority of toy-related deaths continue to be choking on small toy parts, such as marbles, balloons and small balls. And as many are in the search for the perfect toy to gift this holiday season, Alan Nager, MD... Read More
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Flu season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. In fact, it’s never been easier and more convenient. The flu vaccine, which can be administered by syringe or by a nasal mist spray, can be obtained at a doctor’s office, or at almost any grocery store or... Read More
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During the summer months, many children attend intensive soccer camps to get a leg up on the normal season competition. And, with the temperate Southern California weather, children play soccer nearly year-round and that increases their chance for injury. The experts in Children... Read More
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Tragedy and disaster strikes when we least expect it. School shootings and natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes or forest fires are prime examples of how trauma and disaster can affect children and families. Parents should encourage their children to express their... Read More
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More than half of the patients treated by the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are under five-years-old, including the world’s youngest HSCT patient, who received a transplant at three weeks of age. Since 1983, more than... Read More
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A 18-person medical team left Children’s Hospital Los Angeles two weeks ago to head to Haiti on a medical mission. The task at hand was a medical procedure six months in the making with world-renowned surgeons poised to separate twin girls—Marian and Michelle—who were... Read More
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By Francesca Cazzulino, CPST, Health Education Associate I-Trauma ProgramKeeping your children safe as pedestrians in traffic is always a concern. During the fall and winter, it’ll gets dark earlier in the day and will for some time until spring. Driving when it’s dark out can... Read More

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