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Media Contact: Lorenzo Benet Office: (323) 361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES – Three Children’s Hospital Los Angeles nurses were chosen as Fellows to the prestigious American Academy of Nursing (AAN).... Read More
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It’s not uncommon to find five-year-old Natalia Gomez dancing to music. She loves to move her hands and kick her feet, as evidenced by her love for kicking off her shoes at a moment’s notice. Natalia appeared healthy when she was born. But a startling health scare at five... Read More
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Did you know spring is not the only time of year we experience allergies? Allergies come from different sources such as dust, cats, soy, peanuts, etc. It’s a major cause of illness in the United States. Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of... Read More
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The moment the Ear Nose Throat (ENT) specialist suggested that our youngest daughter needed to have tonsil and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A), my heart sank a little. Having been a recovery room nurse for the past eight and a half years, I have seen how hundreds, if not... Read More
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  Celebrating the establishment of The Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Program for Primary Immunodeficiencies at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are, from left: Peter O’Malley, Vice... Read More
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As a mom, I understand the fear parents have when they think their child is having a fever. As a nurse, I think about things like “febrile seizures,” or brain damage from fevers, and rush for Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (popularly consumed as Tylenol® or Motrin®). But is... Read More
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CONTACT FOR MEDIA: Ellin Kavanagh, (323) 361-8505Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu 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
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The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium endorses hospital following in-depth onsite review LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2014) -- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is honored to be selected the first Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute on the West Coast by The... Read More
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During the summer months, many children attend intensive soccer camps to get a leg up on the normal season competition. And, with the temperate Southern California weather, children play soccer nearly year-round and that increases their chance for injury. The experts in Children... Read More
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          A 300 ton crane lifts the 40 ton Children's Hosptial Los Angeles bridge span into place over Sunset Blvd... Read More
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I work with children with various types of special needs and from what I know and have heard parents express is that navigating childcare can be difficult when your child is disabled. This is what inspired my first RN Remedies® blog post about how to prepare a visually impaired... Read More
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Pau Gasol, Luc Robitaille, Landon Donovan and James Loney Provide a Unique and Fun Introduction to the New Pediatric Hospital Building, Opening in July CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree (323) 361-4121 LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2011) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
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Nowadays, it's all too easy for children to fall into a life of inactivity. TV and video games encourage a sedentary existence, setting up habits that are difficult to break as an adult. That's why one of the best gifts parents can give their children is a lifestyle that... Read More
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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
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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
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Performances by Rihanna, Calvin Harris and deadmau5 helped Raise Funds to Support Expressive Arts Therapies and Improved Access to Care for Patients Media Contact: Lyndsay Hutchison at 323-361-4121 Email: lhutchison@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (April 2,... Read More
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Asthma affects as many as 10 to 12 percent of children in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. For unknown reasons, the incidence of asthma in children is steadily increasing. While asthma symptoms can begin at any age, most children... Read More
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The first time I smelled my 8-year-old son’s musty arm pits, I became emotional! There were a million thoughts flowing through my head. How did this happen so fast? He hasn’t even reached puberty yet! How can I explain the changes that are going on in his body to him? There were... Read More
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On a daily basis our patients have the opportunity to engage in expressive arts therapies through the hospital’s Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program. The program brings together local artists, performers, and teachers with registered and certified Expressive Arts Therapists... Read More
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As parents, we wish for our kids to thrive and be independent, successful adults. Did you know that one of the factors interfering with that wish is being overly involved, also known as, “helicopter parenting?” A helicopter parent is one who pays extremely close attention to... Read More

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