CHLA News & Media

21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg CONTACT FOR MEDIA: Ellin Kavanagh, (323) 361-8505Email: LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2013) In a study that could have a great impact on people with type 1 diabetes, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Updated 05/12/2015 Bullying is an issue I follow in the news and try to spotlight when I can because it is so harmful, even deadly. I have written about ways to detect bullying, some tips to prevent it, cyber bullying and bullying of autistic children. I also follow the Bully... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg At the Division of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see a lot of diaper rash, because I am always opening up the diaper for exams. Diaper rash is an inevitable part of being a baby. Even though diaper rash is very common, it can cause a whole lot of... Read More
shots for your child.jpg In my post, "Ouch! Prepare Your Child to Get Shots", I gave parents tips on how parents can prepare their child for a doctor's visit to get a shot. 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... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg As a parent, one of the most important parts of your relationship with your child is communication and maintaining an open and honest relationship. Our children look to us for guidance and protection. Information that’s good, bad or indifferent will be disseminated to our... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A shy child is a common concern many parents have during their child’s development. Parents hope for their child to be comfortable in social situations and meet friends easily. As a nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see many kids walk through the hospital... Read More
prevent dog bite.jpg For me, summer means more time outside exploring with my favorite furry friend – my basset hound Droopy Grouper! Droopy Grouper has been in my family for five years and was a gift after I graduated from my Nurse Practitioner Program at UCLA. He continues to be one of my best... Read More
family centered care.jpg As an advanced practice pediatric nurse, I am constantly learning about cutting edge approaches to care. For one of my courses recently, I researched and wrote a paper on Family-Centered Care (FCC) in the pediatric hospital setting and it struck such an emotional chord that it... Read More
tonsillitis.jpg As a kid, I had lot of throat infections.  I was used to taking antibiotics and missing school pretty frequently. Finally, after I had been dealing with nagging infections for an extended period of time, my doctor informed my mother that I would need to have my tonsils... Read More