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       Celebrating the grand opening of Children's Hospital Los Angeles -- South Bay are: (l-r) Robert Adler, MD, MSEd; Cathy Siegel Weiss, Co-chair, Children's... Read More
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New Hospital Building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Will be Named Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion in Their Honor CONTACTS: Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121 A ceremony was held in honor of Marion (... Read More
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More mothers are breast feeding their children, which is a wonderful thing. Breastfeeding your infant or child, when they are ready to eat, is ideal. Yet, sometimes that isn’t possible. Working moms and on-the-go moms often pump (express) their breast milk and store it for the... Read More
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Dr. Seri is One of Three Recipients Presented with 2010 Virginia Apgar Award by The Hungarian Perinatology Society and Society of Obstetrical Anesthesiology MEDIA CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121... Read More
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Media Contact: Lorenzo BenetPhone: 323-361-4823 Max Page, the little boy who entertained millions playing a mini Darth Vader in a 2011 Super Bowl ad, will undergo surgery to replace a pulmonary heart valve on June 14 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The surgery will be... Read More
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The children we treat are often immune-suppressed and have various illnesses. As nurses, we must protect our patients according to recommendations mandated by our doctors and infectious disease specialists. In the community, however, guidelines are different. Read More
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Kohl’s Cares® collaborates with Children’s Hospital to host 10th annual safety and prevention education fair. Grant will support programs designed to break the cycle of unintended injury LOS ANGELES — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles safety and injury prevention programs... Read More
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There are many factors putting you and your family at risk for illness this season. As a nurse in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Float Pool, I often work in our Emergency Department. A common issue I see parents bring their children in for, and one that I would like to... Read More
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In my last post, Hot Days, Cool Water: Summer Safety Tips, I shared important water safety tips for parents and really focused on what parents should remember when their children are playing in the pool. But it's too easy to forget that the pool isn't the only place where kids... Read More
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Did you know that many children who are potty-trained can experience pee accidents during the day? Sometimes these accidents entail little wet spots in the underwear, but sometimes kids have full-on accidents that require a change of clothes. This can be a very frustrating... Read More
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The process and experience of breastfeeding is a mystery to many. With mixed messages on the Internet and in the media, there is a lot of information available and much of the information can be confusing to new mommies. As a nurse in the Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health... Read More
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  MEDIA CONTACT:  Ellin Kavanagh at 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a corporation developing novel cancer pharmaceuticals, has... Read More
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It can be very difficult for children using inhalers to coordinate pressing the inhaler and breathing in at the same time. Using a spacer with an inhaler can help your child get the proper amount of medicine into his or her lungs. A spacer looks like a round plastic tube that... Read More

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Many people think cats, especially kittens, are playful and adorable. While this is true, you may be shocked to find out that cats carry bacteria called bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch Disease). Cat scratch disease can affect anyone, including people with decreased immune... Read More
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The scariest thing that could happen to a pregnant mom is being told that your baby has a complication or a birth defect. After the initial fears wear off, the thought of navigating the health care system, finding a specialist and scheduling tests can add to the scariness. As... Read More

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