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

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...
28-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
21-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Parents Can Help Teens Navigate Social Media

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...
7-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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

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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


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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

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

21-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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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

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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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Lorenzo Benet
Media Relations Director

lbenet@chla.usc.edu

323-361-4823

Marlen Bugarin
Senior Public Information Officer

mbugarin@chla.usc.edu

Diana Cheng

dcheng@chla.usc.edu

Ellin Kavanagh
Director, Research Communications

ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu

323-361-8505

Owen Lei
Sr. Public Information Officer

olei@chla.usc.edu

323-361-8433

Monica Rizzo
Sr. PIO/Project Manager

mrizzo@chla.usc.edu

323-361-5745

Melinda Smith
Research Communications Specialist

msmith@chla.usc.edu

323-361-7236

Lauren Song
Media Relations Specialist

lasong@chla.usc.edu

323-361-3614

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