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 Southern California and the Southwestern United States to offer this treatment.

Four Things to Know About the Infant Formula Shortage Right Now

Tips from a clinical dietitian for keeping babies healthy when formula is in short supply. It’s no secret the COVID pandemic has brought with it a spate of supply chain challenges. The latest product in crisis: infant and child formula.The shortage has affected nearly all types of formulas, hitting those who require special formulas the hardest: children with milk allergies, developmental disabilities and special needs, among other conditions.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Delivers the Best Care for Kids on the West Coast, and Ranks No. 5 in the Nation for Third Year in a Row

CHLA has again been ranked the top children’s hospital in California, the top-ranked children’s hospital in the Pacific region of the United States and the No. 5 children’s hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals list, published today.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Receives Top Marks for LGBTQ-Inclusive Policies and Practices for Third Consecutive Year

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the third straight year, an indicator of the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal. And if you don’t wear and handle your mask properly, it won’t protect you or others around you.

So which masks work—and which don’t? And how do you safely wear one? Marisa Glucoft, MPH, CIC, Director of Accreditation and Licensing, Infection Prevention and Emergency Management at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, shares what you need to know.

How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Is Keeping Families Safe During COVID-19 How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Is Keeping Families Safe During COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has launched extensive protective measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and keep patients, families and team members safe. With these measures firmly in place, the hospital is encouraging families not to delay needed care for their children.

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease. Physicians urge community pediatricians and emergency room physicians to be on the lookout for children with prolonged fevers displaying several other symptoms – including rash, red cracked lips, or red tongue and red eyes, among others.

How to Talk to Children about Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 death toll in the United States climbs, parents and caregivers need to shy away from their protective instincts and prepare themselves for some open and candid conversations with grieving children about death. “For children to cope, adults need to help them understand that death is permanent and irreversible,” says David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “They need simple and straightforward answers, and an opportunity to share their feelings.”

Dr. Maurice O’Gorman to Speak on AAAS Webinar about Immune System Monitoring to Combat COVID-19

Dr. O’Gorman, Chief of Laboratory Medicine at CHLA and Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is an expert in immune monitoring and flow cytometry assays for the assessment of immune dysfunction. During this webinar, Dr. O’Gorman will discuss early results from labs around the world that have begun measuring CD4 and CD8 T-cell levels in peripheral blood as potential biomarkers for the prognosis of patients with COVID-19.

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 LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. For achieving the highest possible HEI score of 100, CHLA has been honored with the organization’s LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation.