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Helping Children Handle Scary News

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...
14-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


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

Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist, offers eight tips for parents to help them manage the care of their child with asthma
13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Back on Track

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.
5-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Honor Roll… On a Roll! Children's Hospital Los Angeles Again Ranks No. 1 Children's Hospital in the West, No. 6 in the U.S.

For the second straight year, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United States and No. 6 nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals rankings announced...
25-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Billy Becerra and the Unbearable Lightness of Grieving

In his son's memory, Billy Becerra and his family will participate in the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Walk & Play L.A. event on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
31-May-2018 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teaching Your Baby Signs Can Help With Early Language Skills

CHLA Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Susan Silbert, MS, CCP-SLC, provides tips on how you can help young children benefit from simple American Sign Language gestures that can help them communicate—even before they use verbal words.
30-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announces First-Ever Chief Innovation Officer

Omkar P. Kulkarni is joining Children's Hospital Los Angeles as the hospital's first chief innovation officer. In his role, Kulkarni will be responsible for fostering innovation across CHLA's clinical and research enterprises – including finding...
30-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Removing the Enablers

Investigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages—a type of immune cell—can negatively affect the response...
24-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Our Experts on Newswise


Pediatric Pulmonology Expert , Arnold Platzker, MD, is available to discuss the e-cigarette crackdown by the FDA and how the product can adversely effect children's health.

12-Sep-2018 8:05 PM EDT

Expert Provides Tips on How to Help Children Handle Scary News

27-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT

Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

20-Jun-2018 1:45 PM EDT

Growing Pains

Children's Hospital Los Angeles occupational therapist Jamie Sakamoto breaks down growing pains, the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain in children
13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Making Sense of CDC’s Report on Increased Incidence of Autism

26-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Treats First Patient on the West Coast Using Gene Therapy

21-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT


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 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...
20-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST


The Link Between Unhappiness and Smartphone Usage with Kids

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

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