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Talking With Children About Race and Racism—an Age-by-Age Guide

Talking to children about racism can be daunting. How much should you discuss? How young is too young? What if you don’t have all the answers? Pediatrician and health policy researcher Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP, is a Fellow with the...
22-Jun-2020 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Ranked No. 1 Children's Hospital in the Western U.S., No. 5 Nationally for Second Straight Year

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) ranks again among the nation’s premier destinations for pediatric care, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals annual list released today. Hospital retains national No. 5 ranking...
16-Jun-2020 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Help Your Teen During COVID-19

Teens are missing out on once-in-a-lifetime milestones like prom and graduation. Our expert offers advice on how to help teens cope with their sadness and grief.
20-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Is Keeping Families Safe During COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has launched extensive protective measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and keep patients, families and team members safe. With these measures firmly in...
19-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Maurice O’Gorman to Speak on AAAS Webinar about Immune System Monitoring to Combat COVID-19

Dr. O’Gorman, Chief of Laboratory Medicine at CHLA and Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is an expert in immune monitoring and flow cytometry assays for the assessment of immune dysfunction. During...
28-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Testing: What Parents Need to Know

Who should be tested for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19? And what do the different types of tests actually measure? Jeffrey Bender, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gives the latest...
8-Apr-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Component of Human Breast Milk Enhances Cognitive Development in Babies

Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment.
18-Feb-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President Paul S. Viviano Chosen for a 2020 Cardinal’s Award by Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and Chief Executive Officer Paul S. Viviano is being honored with the 2020 Cardinal’s Award by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Recognized for his distinguished leadership in the healthcare industry, for...
21-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Sunscreen Tips for Parents

With so many sunscreens out there, how do you know which one is effective—and safe—for your child? Dr. Minnelly Lu, pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, shares the latest advice.
29-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT

What Parents Should Know about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

MIS-C stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Formerly called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, it describes a new health condition seen in children who have been infected with novel coronavirus, recovered from...
30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT

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What Is Kawasaki Disease?

Kawasaki disease, sometimes called Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious inflammation of the blood vessels which affects young children, often under 5 years of age. Marked by fever, swelling and other symptoms, it can lead to coronary artery aneurysms in...
29-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT

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Top Summer Safety Tips for Children

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner
26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT

Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?
18-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT

The Do's and Don'ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal. And if you don’t wear and handle your mask properly, it won’t protect you or others around you. So which masks work—and...
17-Jun-2020 9:05 AM EDT

Don’t Let COVID-19 Keep You From Your Child’s Doctor Appointment

Parents have been wondering whether they should keep their child’s health care appointments during the coronavirus crisis. Pediatrician Mona Patel, MD, has a simple answer: Yes. Don't delay your child's healthcare.
15-Jun-2020 8:10 AM EDT

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease

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...
14-May-2020 7:35 AM EDT

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