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Released: 14-May-2020 7:35 AM EDT
Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease. Physicians urge community pediatricians and emergency room physicians to be on the lookout for children with prolonged fevers displaying several other symptoms - including rash, red cracked lips, or red tongue and red eyes, among others.

Newswise: How to Talk to Children about Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How to Talk to Children about Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As the COVID-19 death toll in the United States climbs, parents and caregivers need to shy away from their protective instincts and prepare themselves for some open and candid conversations with grieving children about death. “For children to cope, adults need to help them understand that death is permanent and irreversible,” says David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “They need simple and straightforward answers, and an opportunity to share their feelings.”

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How Parents Can Tend to Kids’ Emotional Health in the Age of Coronavirus
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life. With schools closed, parents working at home, or suddenly unemployed, and many people under “stay at home” directives, the cadence of people’s routines have been disrupted. As the coronavirus spreads, people are understandably anxious; so how should adults caring for children tend to kids’ emotional health during such unprecedented times?

Released: 19-Aug-2019 1:35 PM EDT
Do You Know How Heavy Your Child's Backpack Is?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Backpacks that are too heavy can cause pain, lead to serious injury and affect posture. Children can end up with injuries in their joints, back/spine, muscles, neck and shoulders from backpacks that are too heavy.

Released: 12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Newswise: Back to School Tips for Parents
Released: 1-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Back to School Tips for Parents
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Back to school tips for parents include meeting with teachers early and kids making friends sooner rather than later when they start a new school.

Newswise: “Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero
Released: 17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
“Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Multi-institution collaboration is the first in the western U.S. to perform completely laparoscopic repair of open spina bifida

Released: 13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
Growing Pains
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles occupational therapist Jamie Sakamoto breaks down growing pains, the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain in children

Newswise: Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S.  Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins
Released: 20-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial differences brought to light in the new movie, "Wonder."

Newswise: The Link Between Unhappiness and Smartphone Usage with Kids
Released: 16-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT
The Link Between Unhappiness and Smartphone Usage with Kids
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Recent research has shown a direct correlation between excessive smartphone usage and unhappiness with kids and teens. Children's Hospital Los Angeles psychologist Stephanie Marcy discusses the issue and provides tips for parents on how to manage their kids' device activity.


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