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Read While You Wait: Libraries and Barbershops Come Together

What do barbershops and books want? A moment in time with your head. And through Read While You Wait, a community-based children’s literacy program, the Los Angeles Public Library aims to use books to capture what’s inside kids’ heads before they get into the barber’s chair.   City librarian John F. Szabo and Sr. Field Deputy Dina Andrews from Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson's … Read Article

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This Holiday, Give the Gift of Art

Instead of toys, a local organization wants you to gift children in the pediatric unit of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with “art boxes.” Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc. has launched its holiday giving campaign that includes the selling of its art boxes in hopes of brightening the rooms and spirits of young patients. Each art box is filled with oodles of art supplies, a Great … Read Article

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Doc Talk: Understanding Acute Flaccid Myelitis

News of a mysterious illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has been prominent in recent months. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking cases since 2014, and this year had received reports of at least 252 cases and confirmed 90 by mid-November, mainly in children ages 2-8. The illness generally begins with cold- or flu-like symptoms, but some children suffer … Read Article

Gifts for You and Your Bundle of Joy

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom or dad and baby this holiday season, we have lots of great suggestions, thanks to our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards. They have been busy evaluating and testing these products all year and we’re excited to share the annual “Bundle, Baby and New Mom Gift Guide” with all of you. But these aren’t just for folks on your gift list. … Read Article