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Newswise: “Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero

Article ID: 714456

“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:
17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696103

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

Released:
13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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

Article ID: 685461

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."

Released:
20-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
Newswise: The Link Between Unhappiness and Smartphone Usage with Kids

Article ID: 679647

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.

Released:
16-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 671787

Five Ways to Protect Your Child From Household Poisons

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, and half those calls involve children under 6. As part of National Poison Prevention Week CHLA pediatric medical toxicologist Cyrus Rangan, M.D. shares tips for preventing poisoning in the home.

Released:
23-Mar-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 670145

Winter Injury Safety: It's Not Just About Skiing and Snowboarding

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are injured in winter-related activities, regardless of whether they live in warm or cold climates.

Released:
24-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST
Newswise: 300… and Counting!  Children's Hospital Los Angeles Performs Milestone Liver Transplant

Article ID: 667030

300… and Counting! Children's Hospital Los Angeles Performs Milestone Liver Transplant

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles performs milestone 300th pediatric liver transplant when father donates tissue to son; family also gets a visit from CHLA's first-ever living donor liver patient.

Released:
29-Dec-2016 7:05 PM EST
Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Expert Available to Speak on Sudden Acute Flaccid Myelitis Spike

Article ID: 664593

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Expert Available to Speak on Sudden Acute Flaccid Myelitis Spike

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A rare neurological disease has recently taken center stage in the United States. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the cause of eight hospitalizations in the Seattle-area alone, all of which involved children with polio-like symptoms. As of September 2016, 89 people in 33 states were confirmed to have AFM, with the CDC expressing concern about the sharp spike in cases in recent months.

Released:
10-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Specialists Offer Top Five Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

Article ID: 658821

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Specialists Offer Top Five Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

With a little advance planning, going back to school can be a fun and exciting adventure for kids and parents. The specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have put together their top five tips to ensure parents and kids transition smoothly from summer vacation to the new school year.

Released:
9-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Concussion Expert Tracy Zaslow, MD, Available for Interviews

Article ID: 645297

Concussion Expert Tracy Zaslow, MD, Available for Interviews

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Tracy Zaslow, MD, is the director of the Sports Concussion Program and medical director of of the Sports Medicine Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is Board-Certified in pediatrics, and also fellowship-trained, with board certification in sports medicine. Her clinical interests include a spectrum of orthopaedic and medical conditions affecting young athletes, including sports-related concussion, overuse injuries and injury prevention. Dr. Zaslow, a team physician for the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, understands the goals and challenges faced by young athletes because, like her patients, she grew up playing sports and still remains active in tennis, volleyball, running, hiking, yoga and skiing.

Released:
23-Dec-2015 10:45 AM EST

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