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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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Around this time of year, you may wonder, if it’s important to get the flu shot and if it’s worth the hassle. Every doctor and nurse will say “Yes,” but you may have doubts and questions about why it is so critical to get the flu shot every year. This blog will give you the... Read More
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          A 300 ton crane lifts the 40 ton Children's Hosptial Los Angeles bridge span into place over Sunset Blvd... Read More
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Pau Gasol, Luc Robitaille, Landon Donovan and James Loney Provide a Unique and Fun Introduction to the New Pediatric Hospital Building, Opening in July CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree (323) 361-4121 LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2011) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
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Most of my posts cover topics that impact the majority of parents. But, for this post, I want to give a little extra support to parents who have kids with gastrostomy feeding tubes (G-tubes). The needs of this community are extra special. Making sure your child eats and gets... Read More
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This post discusses detailed strategies to use during the visit, as well as how to appropriately reward good behavior after the appointment. The key is to remain calm and be honest so your child can learn to build trust in their medical care providers—trust which will carry... Read More
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The Foundation’s Gift Includes a Match for Donations from Other Donors up to $3.5 MillionMedia Contact: Lorenzo BenetOffice: 323-361-4823Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that the... Read More
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Being a nurse has given me the opportunity to experience many things, from taking care of children, helping parents, collaborating with other nurses and working where I can learn something new every day. I’d like to share a story about one of our patients, Joanna* and how she... Read More
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The first time I smelled my 8-year-old son’s musty arm pits, I became emotional! There were a million thoughts flowing through my head. How did this happen so fast? He hasn’t even reached puberty yet! How can I explain the changes that are going on in his body to him? There were... Read More
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On a daily basis our patients have the opportunity to engage in expressive arts therapies through the hospital’s Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program. The program brings together local artists, performers, and teachers with registered and certified Expressive Arts Therapists... Read More
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Unintentional injury remains one of the top five leading causes of death in children. The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees far too many accidents taking place in the home, ranging from falls, near drowning, poisonings and even burns. While... Read More
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Grateful for Life—and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles   When she was born, doctors gave Regan Owens a few weeks to live. Seven years later, the spunky first-grader is always the life of the party, and never without a Justin Bieber song to sing. “You should... Read More
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The heat is on in Southern California, which increases the risk for sun burn and other types of burn injury. Since May is National Trauma Awareness Month, I was inspired to write about burns. The American Burn Association states that more than 136,000 children are treated in an... 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 conjoined... Read More
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As parents, maintaining consistency at home helps you and your child in so many ways. For example, soccer practice on the same day and at the same time every week, bath time around the same hour every night, etc. As a nurse in Rehabilitative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
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25TH ANNUAL NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON RAISES $1,120,000 FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES Craig Pansing And Bridget Rosolanka Named Victors In The Men’s And Women’s Pro Divisions PRESS CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
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 There is nothing more anxiety provoking for a pregnant woman than being told that she must go on bed rest. According to Dr. Sara Twogood, who is one of two physicians that deliver infants who are high-risk pregnancies in partnership with the The Institute for Maternal-... Read More
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  CONTACT FOR MEDIA: Marlen Bugarin, (323) 361-5567 Email: mbugarin@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2013) - After serving 14 years as clinical director of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes... Read More
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Jonathan Finlay, MD, director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Neural Tumors Program within the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, has been named to an endowed chair as director of the hospital’s newly-established inter-departmental Neuro-... Read More
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Grey and Melanie Griffith Will Join Event Celebrity Ambassador Heidi Klum for 5K Walk and Street Party on Saturday, April 30 CONTACT: Brian Greene at (323) 361-4823 Email:  bgreene@chla.usc.edu... Read More

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