All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 29, 2019
The legendary boxing champion and his wife are using their foundation to bolster CHLA’s efforts against pediatric diabetes.
Published on May 29, 2019
Walk and Play L.A. is right around the corner! So many people have already signed up to join us on June 22, 2019 at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.  Walking again this year is Jessica Ward, PhD, MPH, CPNP, RN, a research nurse scientist in the Institute for... Read More
Published on May 29, 2019
As head technical advisor on “The Hot Zone,” a miniseries that dramatizes the 1989 discovery of the Ebola virus in a U.S. research lab, CHLA epidemiologist Michael Smit made sure the on-screen science and scientists stayed as authentic as possible. Once upon the 1990s, Michael... Read More
Published on May 28, 2019
5 Questions for Wendy Garen, President and CEO of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Published on May 27, 2019
Kathy Hauck and her daughter, Jia, a longtime patient, dedicate time and effort to fundraising for CHLA—and having fun.
Published on May 26, 2019
Christina and George Legg honor their nephew’s care and establish a substantial estate gift for CHLA.
Published on May 25, 2019
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is grateful for our generous community of philanthropic partners. Throughout the year, supporters of all ages come together to raise awareness about pediatric health care, learn about the hospital’s accomplishments, celebrate and fundraise for... Read More
Published on May 22, 2019
By Matt Villano Not even a rare marrow disorder can keep Isaiah off the ice for long Watching 11-year-old Isaiah play hockey, one might think he had the sport in his blood. No. 71 is always the fastest kid on the ice, chasing down the puck with seemingly effortless speed. His... Read More
Published on May 17, 2019
When it comes to pediatric brain cancers, research and treatments have made great strides. But some cancers do not respond to conventional treatments or grow deep within delicate areas of the brain, where surgical removal can be impossible.Peter Chiarelli, MD, PhD, has received... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric cancer has lagged behind studies performed for adults. In a perspectives article published in the... Read More
Published on May 16, 2019
For the tenth year in a row, doctors, family members, and the Los Angeles community came together to support cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shave Event. This year’s event held particular significance for one of CHLA’s doctors, Robert Seeger, MD, MS (pictured... Read More
Published on May 14, 2019
By Blake French, Speech Pathologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles  Who are speech-language pathologists? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained clinicians who specialize in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. SLPs have a wide scope of... Read More
Published on May 10, 2019
What is the most important thing parents need to know about a measles outbreak? The most important thing is to have your children vaccinated if they have not already received their vaccines. The measles vaccine is safe and highly effective. How does measles spread? Measles... Read More
Published on May 7, 2019
Cuando uno se criaba en los años 50, las enfermedades durante la infancia parecían inevitables. Por ejemplo, todos mis hermanos pasaron la varicela y uno de mis vecinos padeció poliomielitis. Después, las familias empezaron a tener una mayor disponibilidad de las vacunas para... Read More
Published on May 1, 2019
Growing up in the ‘50s, childhood diseases seemed unavoidable. For example, all my siblings experienced chickenpox and one of my neighbors was affected by polio. Then vaccinations became more available to families for prevention of disease and illness like the chickenpox,... Read More
Published on April 24, 2019
Baby Striver was born with three heart chambers instead of four. He’s been a fighter ever since. By Matt Villano The early stages of Megan’s pregnancy began the way these things often do. There was the nervous anticipation of that positive pregnancy test; the joy expectant... Read More
Published on April 10, 2019
بقلم كاتي سويني أولا ، اهتزت أصابع يديه. ثم اهتزت أصابع قدميه. الآن، يقوم بتحريك رأسه للجانبين، ويقطب حاجبيه عندما يختلف معك. بالنسبة لعلي المطوع - البالغ من العمر ثلاث أعوام - وبالنسبة لوالديه وأسرته، والأطباء والممرضات والمعالجين في مستشفى لوس أنجلوس للأطفال Children’s... Read More
Published on April 9, 2019
Bringing a baby into the world involves many firsts – mothers and fathers are discovering their new roles, babies are learning what it means to live outside the womb, and the family is forging a relationship and bonding. But what happens when this time of uncertainty is... Read More
Published on April 4, 2019
How occupational therapist Jamie Berggren helps infants recover from a potentially disabling nerve injury suffered at birth. By Jeff Weinstock Therapy is a bummer, Maurice could tell you. It’s his first teachable moment, and at 8 months old he’s receiving it on his stomach,... Read More
Published on April 3, 2019
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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may face daily challenges in the areas of social interaction and engaging with others, communication, sensory processing, cognitive difficulties and motor planning and coordination skills.   Having your child work with an... Read More