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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Unveils New Fetal Cardiac Clinic

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has opened its new Fetal Cardiac Clinic, a unique space for expectant mothers and the fetal patient population to continue receiving the highest level of comprehensive care during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles RECOVER Study Collaborators Publish Comprehensive Report on Long COVID Symptoms in Children

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 10 pediatric sites involved in the nationwide Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention...
12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Which Antibiotics Best Prevent Infections for Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux?

Children with vesicoureteral reflux often need to take continuous antibiotics to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). But which antibiotics do the best job at preventing these infections?
8-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Test Could Transform Shunt Failure Diagnosis in Hydrocephalus

A Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team has developed a 60-second MRI test that may help to more easily diagnose shunt failure in children with hydrocephalus—a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the brain.
7-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Team Brings Piccolo PDA Closure to the Bedside

Since its approval in 2019, the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder has been a game-changer—allowing teams to close a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature babies in a minimally invasive way.But there’s one problem: Some babies are too sick to be...
6-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Noninvasive Way to Measure Placental Health

A healthy placenta is critical for a healthy baby. But unfortunately, there’s no direct way to measure how well this important organ is working.
5-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Annual Valentine’s Day Card Drive on CHLA.org

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) today launched its annual online Valentine’s Day card drive.
1-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What’s on Your Plate?

The Food Pyramid that many of us learned about in school is now ancient history. That old guideline on food groups and servings has been replaced by MyPlate.
1-Feb-2024 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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11-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST

Neonatologist Travels to China to Share ECMO Experience

This spring, Rachel Chapman, MD, traveled to two cities in China to share expertise on one of the most complex lifesaving interventions for critically ill newborns: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).Dr. Chapman, Associate Division Chief of...
3-Aug-2023 7:05 PM EDT

COVID-19 Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know Now

The coronavirus pandemic is no longer a national emergency, but the virus that causes COVID-19 isn’t gone—and neither is the risk of getting the disease. For parents, navigating when to get their child vaccinated and knowing how to best protect...
1-Aug-2023 9:05 AM EDT

Providing Lifesaving Dialysis for Small Babies

New technology is allowing Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to provide continuous renal replacement therapy to babies as small as 5 pounds. Providing kidney dialysis to small and fragile babies has long been challenging—with most dialysis...
28-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST

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Bridging a Neonate With a Single Ventricle to Heart Transplant

In a rare and high-risk procedure, a 1-month-old baby became the first patient with single-ventricle heart disease to receive a ventricular assist device (VAD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
21-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Leads Nation in Liver Transplants Performed at Pediatric Center

Living donation and significantly lower wait times helped the program to perform 35 liver transplants in 2022. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles leads the nation in liver transplants performed at a pediatric center, according to new data released...
17-Feb-2023 8:05 AM EST

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