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Risk of Lead Exposure Linked to Decreased Brain Volume in Adolescents

In a study using brain scans from nearly 10 thousand adolescents across the country, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles show that risk of lead exposure is associated with altered brain anatomy and cognitive deficits in children from...
13-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Innovation Studio at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announces Winners of Digital Health Lab Demo Day

The Innovation Studio at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced the winners of its first ever Digital Health Lab Demo Day, the culmination of a six-month venture to develop, incubate and implement virtual reality (VR), augmented reality...
21-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles receives LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation for second straight year

For the second year in a row, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has received top marks from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which evaluates health care facilities around the United States on their...
14-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Positive Results in 45 Years: Rhabdomyosarcoma Randomized Clinical Trial Led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

A randomized clinical trial led at Children's Hospital Los Angeles by Leo Mascarenhas, MD, MS, showed first positive results in rhabdomyosarcoma since 1974.
17-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
12-Jul-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
26-Apr-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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Preventing and Recognizing Blood Clots

16-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST

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Kids who specialize in a single sport more than 8 months in a year are more likely to get injured.

15-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT

Do You Know How Heavy Your Child's Backpack Is?

Backpacks that are too heavy can cause pain, lead to serious injury and affect posture. Children can end up with injuries in their joints, back/spine, muscles, neck and shoulders from backpacks that are too heavy.
19-Aug-2019 1:35 PM EDT

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to school tips for parents include meeting with teachers early and kids making friends sooner rather than later when they start a new school.
1-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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“Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero

Multi-institution collaboration is the first in the western U.S. to perform completely laparoscopic repair of open spina bifida
17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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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

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