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21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles one of 12 Children’s Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Top Ranking and the only California Pediatric Medical Facility to Receive Prestigious Recognition for Providing Exceptional Patient Safety and Quality Services MEDIA CONTACT:  ... Read More
prevent drowing.jpg 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
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg 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
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partnered with Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH,... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Exclusive Event Will Feature a Performance by GRAMMY® Award-Winner Diana Krall;                                 ... Read More
RSV.jpg We are in the middle of cold and flu season. Hospitals and Emergency Rooms are full with patients suffering from the symptoms.  Adults and children commonly get colds. But bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the airways, can make younger children and babies very ill.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   CONTACT: Amanda Hedlund at 323-361-7691 Email: ahedlund@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES – August 22, 2012 – As children head back to the classroom, parents should consider an annual safety and... 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: lbenet@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that the... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Expecting moms typically register for baby items based on what their friends (usually other moms) tell them "they MUST have." Sharing space at the top of the list, along with the latest fun trends in newborn fashion, is often BPA-free Baby Bottles. One thing I've realized is... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Opens in Arcadia Attention Media: Physicians, San Gabriel Valley patients available for interviews Media Contact:  Brian Greene, (323) 361-4823 Email:  bgreene@chla.usc.edu... Read More
preparing your child for shots.jpg How many times have you been in the waiting room at your pediatrician's office and heard crying from a child in another room?  Maybe the sound even prompted your child to ask why the other child was crying. Pop Quiz for Parents Ask yourself the following questions... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The original version of this story is featured in Community Benefit Report, 2013 issue (page 20). Recent studies show that in Los Angeles, 22 percent of young adults ages 18 to 24 live in poverty. Among those ages 20 to 24, unemployment is 9.4 percent, compared to 6... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Kohl’s Cares® collaborates with Children’s Hospital to host 11th annual safety and prevention education fair Grant will support programs designed to break the cycle of unintended injury LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2014) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) safety... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Last August I wrote about the alarming issue of bullying, which is a profound public health problem in our nation’s schools and on social media. Bullying of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a major problem too. In fact, bullying a person with disabilities is against... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Emergency Department was selected for the coveted Lantern Award, a national honor recognizing the department for its outstanding performance in patient... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg 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
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg As a nurse in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see many head and spine injuries. During the summer, kids spend more time playing and enjoying the great outdoors. Accidents tend to happen more often during the summer months.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Families Explore Methods for Treatment and Coping With Devastating Effects of Rare Liver Disease Pediatric surgeon Kasper Wang, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, holds patient Isabella... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Fat Feeds Leukemia Cells According to Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles CONTACT FOR MEDIA: Ellin Kavanagh, (323) 361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2013) In a study reported in the current issue of Cancer Research,... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg During the warm weather months, many kids enjoy the sunshine and outdoors by playing outside. Riding bikes, rollerskating, skateboarding and riding scooters are all ways for kids to get much-needed exercise outdoors. Children need to be taught to wear proper protective... Read More

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