CHLA News & Media

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If you are a new parent and breastfeeding, this is a great post for you or anyone in this life stage. I want to talk about “baby wearing.” Yes, it is exactly how it sounds. You wear your baby. In the United States this may seem like a new concept, but baby wearing goes back... Read More
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Natalie Portman, Sally and Bill Hurt and Costco Wholesale Honored for their “Courage to Care” LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2014) – In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Academy Award winning actress Natalie... Read More
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Asthma affects as many as 10 to 12 percent of children in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. For unknown reasons, the incidence of asthma in children is steadily increasing. While asthma symptoms can begin at any age, most children... Read More
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Halloween is a fun and creative time for both children and parents, but is also a night for families to pay extra attention to safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of pedestrian-related fatalities among children increases significantly... Read More
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Our dog volunteers visit the hospital daily. They wear a purple bandanna and have their own Children’s Hospital Los Angeles identification badge. We’re proud of our dog volunteers because they do a lot of good for patients and families receiving care at the hospital. They help... 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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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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    LOS ANGELES (June 27, 2014)--In addition to operating on and treating hundreds of Haitian patients, Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, CHLA’s vice president and surgeon-in-chief, has been an integral part of the reconstruction and development of Haiti’s medical... Read More
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All my life I have heard phrases like, “Drink plenty of water,” “Keep yourself hydrated,” or “Be sure to get your eight glasses a day.” These reminders are to make sure I drink enough water every day. When I used to drink only sodas, my doctor asked me, “Do you wash your clothes... Read More
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Celebrities and LA Community Raise $1 million for Hospital During 5K Walk and New Hospital Lighting Ceremony FOOTAGE and PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Beginning at 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, still photos and video footage of these events will be available... Read More
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Media Contact: Lorenzo Benet Office: 323-361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) -- Highlighted by a special ribbon cutting ceremony, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica commemorated its grand opening March 11, marking the... Read More
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Patients who wanted to watch the new acclaimed animated film, RIO 2, didn't have to go far--thanks to Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit organization that brings the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals, and 20th Century Fox, kids of... Read More
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For Immediate Use Contact: Steve Rutledge(323) 361-4121LOS ANGELES – Eight researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have received grants or supplements totaling $2,859,848 from President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (... Read More
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Maroon 5 Front Man Turns Golf Lessons into Good for Teens with Cancer MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndsay Hutchison at (323) 361-4121 LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2012) – Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine is well-known for his GRAMMY Award-winning music, and now his golf swing... Read More
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It’s likely you’ve heard of MRSA and not known exactly what it was. Some people in the media call it a “flesh eating bacteria” or “staph infection.” The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) categorized MRSA has a major public health threat. MRSA... Read More
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While here in Los Angeles we are fortunate to escape the many winter woes that are making headlines around the country, our sunny disposition still may not be enough to keep Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”, out of our thoughts. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that plays a... Read More
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When I was a child, I remember my mom being concerned about her weight after having 6 children. I also remember how moody and irritable she became at one time when she was taking diet pills. Although I was too young to know why, my older siblings called her diet pills “grouchy... Read More
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Top Leader of Los Angeles’ Only Freestanding Pediatric Academic Medical Center to Remain in Role for Transition Period LOS ANGELES (Dec. 15, 2014) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO, intends to retire... Read More
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During the winter, the flu isn’t the only illness we’re at risk for—pneumonia is a culprit too. In fact, we’ve seen the topic of pneumonia in the media lately because former First Lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized for the illness, according to the New York Times. Pneumonia is... Read More
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Media Contact: Brian Greene at 323-361-4823 Email: BGreene@chla.usc.edu Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is 1 of Only 10 Children’s Hospitals Nationally To Receive Prestigious Recognition for Providing Exceptional Patient Safety and Quality Services... Read More

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