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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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$10 Million Gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Will Build a Bridge to Unify the Campus and Provide Safe Street Crossing for Families and Staff MEDIA CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121 Email: llagree@chla.usc.edu... 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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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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Liver MRI should be the new “gold standard” for patients receiving ongoing transfusion therapy, according to researchers LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2015)-Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have demonstrated that MR... Read More
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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

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