We Treat Kids Better

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

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A Therapy Dog’s Memorable Visit in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Max with his owner, DJ. Our dog volunteers visit the hospital on a daily basis. They wear a purple bandana and have their own Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ID badge. We’re proud of our dog volunteers because they do a […] Read More

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The Bumpus Family Journey and Letter of Thanks

The following letter was sent in by Trish Bumpus, mother of Lilly Bumpus, a little girl who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a rare bone cancer) before she was 4 months old. Dear team of doctors, nurses and Child Life […] Read More


When You Should Call the Doctor or Dial 911

Caring for a sick child is one of the most worrisome tasks of parenthood. Many parents wonder, “How do I know when to call the pediatric care provider?” A good rule of thumb, and one I share with parents of […] Read More

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