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Growing up in London, England, we had a cat, as well as other animals including rabbits, chicken and one tortoise. Since then, we have carried on the tradition with two to three cats at any given time. You can imagine my surprise when my daughter moved away from home only to... Read More
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Note: resources for this blog post came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I remember the joy of hearing the ice-cream truck song, running to get money from my mom and buying delicious candy when I was a child. My... Read More
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LOS ANGELES — Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, director of the Trauma Program and Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been Jeffrey S. Upperman,... Read More
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On the way to work, one morning, I was listening to talk radio and the host and guest were talking about the fact that 10,000 children a year are injured in those big and fun looking “bounce houses” that parents rent for parties. You see them in driveways on weekends with happy... Read More
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Making your own baby food is a very personal decision many mothers think about. It is not always an easy choice because there are a lot of factors such as lifestyle, cost, benefits and risks that go into it. As my best friend put it,“There is something really gratifying and pure... Read More
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Heidi Klum, Pau Gasol and The Walt Disney Company Honored for their “Courage to Care”     (l-r back row) Jay Rasulo, The Walt Disney Company Sr. Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer; Heidi... Read More
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Named one of the nation’s five best children’s hospitals for three years in a row, CHLA scores a hat trick in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey LOS ANGELES – June 10, 2014 – For the third straight year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among... Read More
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“Good night, sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s a cute bedtime phrase many of us heard as children while being tucked into bed. Some of us may even continue to say this to our children. But did we ever really think about it—a bed bug bite? Maybe it’s just an old... Read More
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Most of my posts cover topics that impact the majority of parents. But, for this post, I want to give a little extra support to parents who have kids with gastrostomy feeding tubes (G-tubes). The needs of this community are extra special. Making sure your child eats and gets... Read More
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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. Your child needs to know exactly when he or she WILL be getting a shot... Read More
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Media Contact: Lorenzo Benet Office: 323-361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu San Diego Zoo Global Public Relations 619-685-3291 WEBSITE:  www.sandiegozoo.org DOWNLOAD VIDEO AT:  http://bit.ly/MhfoWn LOS ANGELES (... Read More
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Every year, children die from preventable toy-related injuries. The majority of toy-related deaths continue to be choking on small toy parts, such as marbles, balloons and small balls. And as many are in the search for the perfect toy to gift this holiday season, Alan Nager, MD... Read More
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Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? It’s essential for protecting our internal organs, muscles and bones. It holds us together! Skin reflects who we are and it is the first impression of us upon others. For teenagers, this can be a painful and... Read More
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CHLA Commits $50 Million to Support the Use of Genome Sequencing to Find Cures and Treatments for Young Patients LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2015)--Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today that it will make an institutional commitment of $50 million to expand its... Read More
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Being a nurse has given me the opportunity to experience many things, from taking care of children, helping parents, collaborating with other nurses and working where I can learn something new every day. I’d like to share a story about one of our patients, Joanna* and how she... Read More
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(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
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This post focuses on this common surgical procedure, providing parents and kids information about what to expect if your child's pediatrician recommends a tonsillectomy. The surgery today takes less than 15 minutes and the usual blood loss is only a drop or two. Read More
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Longstanding Hospital Benefactors Make One of the Largest Individual Gifts in Hospital’s History and Will Have the Gateway Building Renamed in Their Honor Media Contact: Lorenzo Benet Office: 323-361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu Los Angeles (... Read More
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Around 11 years of age, your child’s primary health care provider will recommend getting the HPV series. But what is HPV and why should your child receive this vaccine against this virus? HPV stands for human papilloma virus. It is a common virus that is spread through sexual... Read More
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Having your child be diagnosed with cancer is a scary time. The idea of starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy can be overwhelming. As a nurse practitioner in the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I’ve seen these treatments... Read More

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