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Courtesy of Bianca Edison, MD, MS, attending physician in Jackie and Gene Autry Orthopedic Center at Children's Hospital Los AngelesIt’s wonderful to see children grow and learn new things. But along with every developmental milestone kids achieve is a new layer of curiosity.... Read More
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My nephew is 4 years old and he is aware of his gluten-free diet. It’s cute watching him walk around our local farmer’s market asking vendors if their samples are gluten free. I’m not sure he understands what “gluten-free” means, as I’m sure that many adults can’t answer that... Read More
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Some of my fondest childhood memories involve playing basketball. I started playing competitive sports when I was about eight years old. I played on teams at my local park and recreation center and then quickly moved up to private travel league teams and in high school. I played... Read More
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  John Mellinger, ABOC fits young girl with glasses. LOS ANGELES – February 28, 2012 – The Vision Center at Children’s... Read More
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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, sinusitis is the No. 1 chronic illness for all age groups in the United States. Pediatric sinusitis is estimated to complicate approximately 5 to 10 percent of upper respiratory infections in early childhood. Because... Read More
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  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
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Last week I talked about the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI). Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms can help you get the care your child needs as quickly as possible. I see some children in our office, the Division of Pediatric Urology, who get... Read More
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AAMC Will Honor Dr. Ford During Ceremonies on Nov. 5 Children's Hospital Los Angeles Media Contact: Brian Greene  Office: (323) 361-4823 Email:  bgreene@chla.usc.edu USC Media Contact: Leslie Ridgeway Office: (323) 442-2823 Email: lridgewa@usc.edu... Read More
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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
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Textbook Receives Top Accolades from Peer Reviewers Media Contact: Lorenzo BenetOffice: (323) 361-4823Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2013) - Credit the not-so-subtle prodding by a group of enthusiastic publishers and cerebral palsy experts from the... Read More
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 13 Children’s Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Top Ranking and the only Los Angeles County Pediatric Medical Facility to Receive Prestigious Recognition for Providing Exceptional Patient Safety and Quality Services Media Contact... Read More
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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
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Raising two boys is both challenging and rewarding. Challenging in the sense that my boys love to explore and attempt to open doors and all sorts of closed objects. This includes brightly colored cleaning products and some household chemicals can cause serious injury or even... Read More
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Salty Sea Air Provides Therapeutic Benefits for CF Patients CONTACT: Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121 LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 26, 2011 -- For most people, surfing is a fun sport. But for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients, it’s also therapy. That’s why... Read More
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 There is nothing more anxiety provoking for a pregnant woman than being told that she must go on bed rest. According to Dr. Sara Twogood, who is one of two physicians that deliver infants who are high-risk pregnancies in partnership with the The Institute for Maternal-... Read More
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 It is the fifth Hybrid Norwood Surgery by the Hospital’s Renowned Heart Institute CONTACT FOR MEDIA: Lorenzo Benet, (323) 361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu When two-day-old Octavio Angel Hernandez Jr. arrived at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
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Longstanding Benefactor Makes Largest Single Corporate Commitment to CHLA and Will Have the Hospital’s Second Inpatient Floor Named In Its HonorLOS ANGELES — In what is the largest single corporate gift in the history of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA),... Read More
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Time to go swimming! We are right in the heat of summer, and when I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, I spent most of my summer days swimming. My mother put me, my brother and sister in swimming lessons every summer at the local public pool. When I wasn’t in classes, I was in... Read More
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Constipation is a problem that affects many children. It’s a disruption in your child’s normal pooping pattern, which causes decreased frequency of bowel movements that may be hard, dry or painful to pass. Sometimes this issue is temporary, but it can also be chronic for some... Read More
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Is your child waking up in the middle of the night frightened and screaming? These unsettling sounds may cause alarm, especially when they occur frequently. I’d like to help you understand the difference between nightmares and night terrors and how to help your child cope in my... Read More

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