CHLA News & Media

talking to teen.jpg Most teens prefer not to talk to their parents about drinking alcohol and experimenting with drugs. Generally, these are activities they discuss (and/or engage in) with their friends, and keep very private. Parents can really never know for sure what their teens are doing.... Read More
crib safety.jpg Infant safety is a passion of mine, especially after becoming a nationally certified child passenger safety technician (CPST). This passion of mine is what inspired this post and an experience I had with a parent of a patient in which I was able to educate her on safe infant... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg 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: Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The thought of school locker rooms makes me shudder. There is just nothing hygienic about a bunch of sweaty teenagers in close quarters wearing days-old gym clothes and walking around with bare feet. Locker rooms are also breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses and fungus. If... Read More
hand-washing.jpg Did you know one of the most effective means to keep your family healthy is probably the simplest? I'm talking about good hand washing. You may have heard from your doctor and news reports, especially during flu season, just how important it is to wash your hands. In... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg By RN Remedies® blogger, Robert Giesler, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, RRT, CPSTIn our family, the Fall season means getting out of the house, enjoying the cooler weather and firing up the fire pit or barbecue for amazing family meals! We are big on barbecuing, and why not? It’s faster to... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   Many of my blog posts are either inspired by or feature my daughter, but this particular topic—cold sores—was inspired by my oldest childhood friend. When we were young, she would call her cold sores “fever blisters,” which is a nickname for cold sores on the mouth.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Gateway Building to Get a New Name What better way for a former patient to benefit her favorite hospital than by naming a building? When Joyce Black (pictured here with her husband Stanley), was a little girl, she had severe ear infections that simply would not go away.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The Foundation’s Gift Includes a Match for Donations from Other Donors up to $3.5 MillionMedia Contact: Lorenzo BenetOffice: 323-361-4823Email: LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that the... Read More
language development.jpg I was picking my kids up from day care the other day. I asked my son (two and a half) to say “Hi” to my daughter (eight months) and he turned to his sister and exuberantly said “Aahhh!” It made me laugh because that is the sound my daughter makes when she “talks” to her brother... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg (left to right): Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD, MDA-CHLA Clinic Director, Brent Polk, Children's Hospital Physician in Chief, Los Angeles City Councilman, Paul Koretz and Emma Karavardanyan, MDA Health Care Services Coordinator symbolically cut the ribbon to open the... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Teenagers are a wondrous species: They are smart and funny, part child and part grown up. They are trying to pull away from parents, but very dependent on their peers. There is peer pressure to engage in risky behavior. As a result, adolescents are at risk for... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Winners, Participants And Supporters Gathered For Common Good At 27th Annual EventMEDIA CONTACT:Sabina Gault / Monica www.konnect-pr.comMalibu, CA (September 8, 2013) – Morale was high at the 27th Annual Nautica Malibu... Read More
flu season.jpg The fall season is upon us and so is the dreaded FLU Season.  As a pediatric nurse, it’s important to me to share some information about avoiding catching the flu because children can be more significantly affected by the flu than adults, as can individuals at any age with... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Did you know spring is not the only time of year we experience allergies? Allergies come from different sources such as dust, cats, soy, peanuts, etc. It’s a major cause of illness in the United States. Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of... Read More