We Treat Kids Better

A Children’s Hospital Los Angeles blog about pediatric health, injury prevention and inspiring stories.

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Therapy Dog, McEnroe, Provokes a Big Belly Laugh

Our registered therapy dogs of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program have serviced CHLA patients with great pride. The 60 four-legged volunteers often bring a heartwarming and uplifting experience to many of our families and patients. A recent visit […] Read More

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From Obese to Optimistic: How CHLA Volunteer Inspires Kids to Live Healthy

Kyle Wong, age 47, is a health and wellness geek. He can talk for hours about nutritious foods and spends his weekends ziplining, hiking, boogie-boarding and “having as much fun as possible”. Rewind to three years and 114 pounds ago, […] Read More


Patient Fights Sickle Cell Disease and Becomes Golf Champion

Immediately after watching The Short Game, a documentary about the best 7-year-old golfers descending on the world-famous Pinehurst Golf course to determine the next world champion, Marley Franklin declared, “I’m going to make it to Pinehurst one day.” In just […] Read More

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