CHLA News & Media

Published on April 12, 2017
chla-amber-three-legged-therapy-dog.jpg During the annual Dog Therapy Appreciation Day, where patients and families can meet, take photos and hang out with some of the many therapy dogs who visit Children's Hospital Los Angeles, one child and family came up to a therapy dog named Amber. Amber's owner, Denice, says... Read More
Published on April 11, 2017
Erdreich-Epstein_Anat_11-13-05.jpg Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells. Medulloblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children; glioblastoma is... Read More
Published on April 11, 2017
rickles[1].jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is grateful to Don Rickles for providing our patients, families and staff with love and support over the years. We will miss the legendary comedian, who passed away on April 6, 2017. In recognition of his tremendous life and contribution... Read More
Published on April 7, 2017
chla-baby-development.jpg ​ Your baby will change a lot over the course of a year, developing motor, speech and social skills. Here are some of the major gross motor developmental milestones that you can expect throughout your child’s first year of life. Please note that these are meant to be... Read More
Published on April 6, 2017
child_rad_onc resized.jpg A team of investigators has determined that young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the treatment protocol. Results of the study will be available online in advance of... Read More
Published on April 3, 2017
CHLABuilding-w-great-hospitals-2017-logo.jpg CHLA only pediatric institution in Southern California to make the list LOS ANGELES — Distinguished health care publication Becker's Hospital Review announced today that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been selected to the 2017 edition of its "100 Great... Read More
Published on March 28, 2017
Devin Waddell last day at CHLA_Fotor.jpg There was a time, not so long ago, when 15-year-old softball standout Devin Waddell might have let a bad game get her down. When she’d sometimes head home upset if her pitches hadn’t hit their mark, or she’d had an 0-for-4 weekend at the plate. But that was before she found... Read More
Published on March 27, 2017
CHLA-STEP-UP-Cohort-2016-at-NIH-Annual-Symposium.jpg Funding supports the Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Emil Bogenmann, PhD, EdD, at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, received a five-year renewal grant of $1.3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes... Read More
Published on March 24, 2017
chla-screentime-guidelines.jpg ​ Have you ever watched a 2 year old play with a smart phone? It’s fascinating to watch tiny little hands manipulate a phone or tablet so efficiently at such a young age. They are cleverer at it than many adults! They almost seem born to play this way. But our technology... Read More
Published on March 23, 2017
Poison Control Rangan.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles toxicologist stresses how laundry pods, e-cigarettes, energy drinks and prescription drugs can all look harmless, even inviting, to curious kids   LOS ANGELES — More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison... Read More
Published on March 20, 2017
Jack_Black_thumb.png Our friend Jack Black stopped by CHLA to Make March Matter. As you’d expect, Jack had no problem joining in our music therapy sessions and was happy to visit with our kids, their families and even made himself available for CHLA staff. Thank you Jack, you rock... Read More
Published on March 20, 2017
chla-myplate-smart-bites.jpg The Food Pyramid that most of us learned about in school is now ancient history. That old guideline on food groups and servings has been replaced by MyPlate. The MyPlate concept was designed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote healthy eating habits... Read More
Published on March 13, 2017
Finishing Marine Corps Marathon.jpg Brian Hacker had never met anyone else with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a disease he was diagnosed with when he was just 2 weeks old. That is, not until he came back to visit the hospital that diagnosed him, to volunteer at a camp specifically designed for kids with the... Read More
Published on March 9, 2017
chla-tom-hoag-first-kidney-transplant-doctors.jpg Thomas Hoag was 6 years old in 1967, and getting sicker by the day. As a little boy, he remembers being carted around from one doctor to the next. None of them could figure out what was wrong.  “My parents have told me that I didn’t want to play or do anything,” Hoag... Read More
Published on March 8, 2017
HoagFineKidney50th(sm)-5958.JPG On 3/7, Children's Hospital Los Angeles reunited its first pediatric kidney transplant patient with his childhood nephrologist to commemorate transplant anniversary LOS ANGELES — In February 1967, 6-year-old Tommy Hoag became the first Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)... Read More
Published on March 7, 2017
CHLA-Bansal-Peterson.jpg A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients with depression and that these differences normalize with appropriate medication... Read More
Published on March 3, 2017
chla-rn-remedies-winter-bundle.jpg Growing up in Southern California and raising two children gets a little tricky sometimes with our great weather. I mean, what do we know about cold temperatures? Californians think it’s cold when it hits 50 degrees outside and when it drops to 40. Well, I am happy to say that... Read More
Published on March 3, 2017
chla-rn-remedies-babys-cough.jpg After 15 years as a respiratory therapist, 14 years of pediatric nursing and having raised two teenagers, I have become very familiar with decoding a cough. It’s always distressing to hear your little one cough, especially in the middle of the night. Still, as common as this... Read More
Published on March 2, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The collaboration aims to raise $250,000 in the desert communities during March to support children’s healthcare services at CHLA and BSCC LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has partnered with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center (BSCC) in conjunction... Read More
Published on March 1, 2017
MMMKickoff-KKW-0167.JPG More than 100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA    LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its second annual Make March Matter™... Read More

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