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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

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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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

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

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Lorenzo Benet
Media Relations Director

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323-361-4823

Marlen Bugarin
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Diana Cheng

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Ellin Kavanagh
Director, Research Communications

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Owen Lei
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323-361-8433

Monica Rizzo
Sr. PIO/Project Manager

mrizzo@chla.usc.edu

323-361-5745

Melinda Smith
Research Communications Specialist

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Lauren Song
Media Relations Specialist

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