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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Finds Differences in How Doctors, Caregivers and Patients Report Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

A recent study reveals differences in how in symptom toxicity is reported for children receiving cancer treatment in clinical trials. Doctors often underestimate or miss a child’s symptoms, while caregivers tend to overestimate symptoms.
9-Aug-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hosts CTIP Accelerator Symposium Advocating for Patient Voice in Development of Pediatric Medical Devices

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), presented its 2022 Symposium entitled “Patient Impact, Patient Voice,” bringing innovators, clinicians and patient...
21-Jul-2022 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Relief in a Small Pack

For patients in the Hematology-Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the menstrual care products they take home after each visit are a source of comfort and relief—mentally, physically and financially. Every month in the...
21-Jul-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

6 Tips That Will Take the Strain Out of Giving Your Child Medication

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Child Life Specialist Emily Glarum explains how to overcome your kid’s aversion to taking medicine. 
20-Jul-2022 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Game-Changer for Young Children With Femur Fractures

For decades, the treatment for a young child with a broken femur has been the same: a surgically placed spica cast, commonly known as a body cast. But now, thanks to a new study led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the days of casting these...
19-Jul-2022 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Offers MIBG Therapy for Neuroblastoma

Children with high-risk neuroblastoma can now access a specialized, targeted radiation treatment called MIBG therapy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—one of the largest neuroblastoma programs in the country and the only pediatric facility in...
14-Jul-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names Ashish Buttan Vice President, Physician Partnerships

Ashish Buttan, BDS, MBA, has been promoted to Vice President, Physician Partnerships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
12-Jul-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bike Helmets: Finding the Right Fit For Your Child

Follow these tips to make sure your child’s helmet is safe. A bike helmet can literally be a lifesaver for a child—dramatically reducing the chances of a head or brain injury from a bike, scooter or skateboard accident. But did you know that a...
5-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine: Eleven Key Questions Answered

With the vaccine for children ages 6 months and older approved, the experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide guidance for families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone approved to receive a...
27-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT

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Intravenous Immunoglobin Therapy Shows Promise Treating Children with Down Syndrome Regression Disorder

Intravenous Immunoglobin Therapy Shows Promise Treating Children with Down Syndrome Regression Disorder. The experimental treatment, used in combination with psychotropic medication, is helping 80 percent of the more than 120 patients in the...
16-Mar-2022 10:05 PM EDT

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Achieving Excellence in Infant Mitral Valve Repairs

Preoperative planning—and a multidisciplinary approach—foster success in complex repairs of congenital mitral stenosis. For babies and children with congenital mitral stenosis, it’s well-established that repairing the mitral valve leads to...
15-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EDT

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Boosting Infant-Family Mental Health in the NICCU

Many neonatal intensive care units offer mental health services that are focused on parents and caregivers. But at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the innovative Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative supports mental health for...
26-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST

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What Is the Role of the Neonatal Ross Heart Procedure

CHLA Heart Institute Co-Director Vaughn Starnes, MD, shares his thoughts on the Neonatal Ross Heart Procedure—and the team’s newest data on patient outcomes. This is important news to share for February's American Heart Month.
24-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST

Improving Care for Babies With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

As part of the BPD Collaborative, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is teaming up to optimize care for babies with chronic lung disease, providing hope for babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), including those with severe disease. “Twenty...
17-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST

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Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are unraveling the biological mechanism that triggers pain in people with sickle cell disease—and confirming what mothers have been saying all along

Over the course of more than three decades studying sickle cell disease and caring for patients, Thomas Coates, MD, has learned an important lesson: listen to the mothers. It is their detailed accounts of their children’s pain that inspired his...
10-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST

When Can My Baby Have Solid Food?

A baby’s first year is full of special milestones, including the first time eating solid foods. At around 6 months, most babies can transition to food other than breast milk or formula, but some babies with special needs may not show signs of...
7-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST

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