All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on September 18, 2020
Thanks to advances in pediatric cancer treatment for neuroblastoma, the odds were in young patient Ariana’s favor.
Published on September 17, 2020
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of disease characterized by accumulation of excess fat in the liver (hepatic steatosis) with associated inflammation (hepatitis). While there are many conditions that may cause hepatic steatosis such as hepatitis C, Wilson’... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
We want you to know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles's top priority is the safety of our patients, families and staff. We're providing this information for those wanting to know how our hospital is preparing, preventing and responding to this ongoing public health incident.
Published on September 16, 2020
In 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the first hospital in Southern California approved to deliver a new therapy to pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that did not respond to other treatments. Called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, it is... Read More
Published on September 14, 2020
A 7-year-old boy received part of a liver from his mother’s friend. Today, he’s perfectly healthy—a testament to everyone involved.
Published on September 11, 2020
A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19
Published on September 10, 2020
International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope.
Published on September 8, 2020
A study by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that patients who lost weight in the first year following diagnosis were better able to control blood glucose levels, decreasing their risk of serious complications.
Published on September 2, 2020
Hero mother and child fever.png
An expert explains the mysterious condition affecting some children who’ve had COVID-19.
Published on September 2, 2020
Diaper rash is a normal part of babyhood, but there’s plenty you can do to make it go away. Follow these simple tips to soothe your baby’s skin, speed healing—and help prevent more rashes in the future.
Published on September 2, 2020
This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19.
Published on August 26, 2020
Positional plagiocephaly can be confused with lambdoidal synostosis, which also causes flattening of the back of the head. Referrals for positional plagiocephaly and “rule-out craniosynostosis” are one of the most common referrals to a pediatric neurosurgeon or craniofacial... Read More
Published on August 24, 2020
In a time when safe is what we all want to feel, Security Officer Helen Pineda helps protect patients, visitors and team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  
Published on August 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the job of parenting. 
Published on August 20, 2020
  El nuevo coronavirus está afectando a toda la población mundial. En Children’s Hospital Los Angeles trabajamos con esmero para proteger a nuestros pacientes, familias e integrantes del equipo. Hemos pedido a nuestros expertos información que puede ayudar a contestar las... Read More
Published on August 17, 2020
Can families expand their COVID-19 quarantine bubbles with minimal risk? After months of sheltering in place to stay safe and flatten the curve, the start of a new school year has prompted some families to consider teaming up to tackle virtual learning in small groups.  
Published on August 14, 2020
Published on August 14, 2020
لقد سألنا خبرائنا عن الحقائق التي يمكن أن تساعد في الإجابة على الأسئلة الأساسية التي ستدور بذهن أهالي الأطفال المرضى. ستجد أدناه معلومات حول هذا الفيروس الجديد، وما الذي يتم عمله لمنع انتشاره، وكيف يمكنك حماية نفسك من تهديد العدوى.
Published on August 14, 2020
新冠状病毒肺炎正在影响全世界的人们。Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 正在努力保护我们的患者、家人和团队成员。 我们向专家咨询了而一些事实,可以帮助解答父母的一些常见疑问。以下是有关这种新型病毒的信息、为防止新型冠状病毒持续扩散正在采取的措施以及保护自己免受感染威胁的方法。 什么是冠状病毒?  冠状病毒是对一组病毒的统称,可以同时感染人类与动物,引起呼吸道疾病,轻症如同普通感冒,重症则会发展成为肺炎。动物冠状病毒感染人类并在人群中扩散是极为少见的现象。大家可能还记得 2002 - 2003... Read More