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It is that time of year when a lot of us are setting resolutions for the New Year.  As I read through research on phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, I made the decision that one of my most important resolutions is going to be adding more color to my dinner plate. Well,... Read More
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There we were, four families gathered for one of our nightly dinner parties during our annual stay at a mountain cabin when we heard a THUMP and the tell-tale sound of injury, a child beginning to cry. Until that moment, the children had been running around the big mountain... Read More

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Winter break is ending for many students, which means back to school. For college students, it means back to dorm living. When students live so close to one another, germs and illness spread easily and quickly. Which lead me to what inspired this blog post—the most recent... 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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Grateful for Life—and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles   When she was born, doctors gave Regan Owens a few weeks to live. Seven years later, the spunky first-grader is always the life of the party, and never without a Justin Bieber song to sing. “You should... Read More
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The heat is on in Southern California, which increases the risk for sun burn and other types of burn injury. Since May is National Trauma Awareness Month, I was inspired to write about burns. The American Burn Association states that more than 136,000 children are treated in an... Read More
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A 18-person medical team left Children’s Hospital Los Angeles two weeks ago to head to Haiti on a medical mission. The task at hand was a medical procedure six months in the making with world-renowned surgeons poised to separate twin girls—Marian and Michelle—who were conjoined... 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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$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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