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Article ID: 715675

Gene Replacement Surgery Restoring Vision for Children and Adults Born with Retinal Degeneration

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

More than a year after becoming one of the first medical institutions nationally to complete a revolutionary gene replacement surgery to restore vision in patients with retinal degeneration, surgeons at the of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have successfully completed the procedure on 14 patients.

Released:
12-Jul-2019 5:05 AM EDT
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

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17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Neurodevelopment of 2-Month-Old Infants Shows Effect of Maternal Stress

Article ID: 711956

Neurodevelopment of 2-Month-Old Infants Shows Effect of Maternal Stress

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A study of 70 mothers and their infants suggests that the impact of maternal stress on neurodevelopment is detectable by electroencephalography (EEG) at 2 months of age.

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26-Apr-2019 4:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 708840

A Pioneering Transplant Turns a Baby’s Heart Around (Literally)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) recently performed its first dextrocardia heart transplant. The child, known as Baby Ruben, was born with dextrocardia and complex heterotaxy syndrome—including a single ventricle and discontinuous pulmonary arteries, along with other defects. The child received a heart transplant at CHLA at 2 years of age.

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28-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Newswise: Cue-Based Feeding: How to Facilitate Positive Opportunities for Breast and Bottle Feeding

Article ID: 708350

Cue-Based Feeding: How to Facilitate Positive Opportunities for Breast and Bottle Feeding

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Cue-based feeding is a broad term to describe a process by which parents and medical providers can successfully attend to developmental cues to promote optimal feeding opportunities. It is also referred to as infant-led or demand feeding. This approach may be used to heighten the quality of a baby’s feed through use of a developmentally supportive model to improve the caregiver-infant relationship during the transition to full oral feeds. When the focus of a feed is led by volume expectations, negative consequences may ensue—such as disinterest, oral aversion and reduced quality of feed—that may compromise safety of swallow.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707691

How Parents Can Help Teens Navigate Social Media

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Social media is a major source of stress for teens and parents sometimes feel like they are competing with smartphones to get their attention. But Dr. Arora says that families can benefit by installing guard rails around their kids' social media behavior.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703966

Helping Children Handle Scary News

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in mind so parents can be better equipped to help their children handle scary news.

Released:
14-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST

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Newswise: Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist

Article ID: 700458

Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist, offers eight tips for parents to help them manage the care of their child with asthma

Released:
13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Back on Track

Article ID: 699388

Back on Track

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Doctors do the darndest things. Take the one who walked right up to Dan Thomas, MD, at a lecture, got into the ready position, and proceeded to perform several squats as Thomas watched, puzzled.

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5-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT

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