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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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In a previous post (Teens & Texting: What Parents Need to Know), I introduced the subject of teens and text messaging, providing an overview for parents to better understand this modern phenomenon. From the perspective of a health care provider, I would like to illustrate... Read More
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David Warburton, MD, named inaugural holder of the Pasadena Guild Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine   Media Contact: Ellin Kavanagh Office: 323-361-8505 Email: ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu LOS ANGELES (February... Read More
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Donation from Gene and Mindy Stein establishes the Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2015)--Philanthropists Gene P. and Mindy Stein, through the Tikun Olam Foundation, have made a $1 million gift to establish the Stein Tikun... 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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My daughter told me during a phone call that she wasn't feeling well. She was away at college and told me there had been sandwiches at a party she'd attended. "I ate one and now I don’t feel good at all," she confessed. My nurse antennae went up because, in addition, to... Read More
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San Gabriel Valley Publication Honors Physicians from 27 Specialty Areas and 26 Hospital Divisions Media Contact: Lorenzo Benet Office: (323) 361-4823 Email: lbenet@chla.usc.edu    LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2013) – Pasadena... Read More
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Kathleen McCarthy Kostlan and The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Give $5.5 million to Name New CHLA Interfaith Center LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2014) -- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced today that Kathleen McCarthy Kostlan and The Thomas and... Read More
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With so many types of sunscreens available, it is easy to get overwhelmed at the local drug store. Before you buy a bottle of sunscreen, let’s review some of the basics. Understanding what you might see on sunscreen labels will allow you to choose the right sunscreen for... Read More
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As parents, we strive to protect our children, especially if we know certain choices can help protect them from cancer in adulthood. One of the choices you can implement as early as today is nourishing your family with fruits and vegetables, which can help them maintain a... Read More

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