All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on October 5, 2015
Neural dysfunction in cognitive control circuits during adolescence could be predictor of psychotic disordersThose at clinically high risk (CHR) for psychotic disorders on average had lower levels of conflict-related brain activity compared to healthy controls (HC). VS = ventral... Read More
Published on October 5, 2015
We’ve all had dreams of what we wanted to be when we grow up. Those dreams often change; One day, it’s an astronaut, the next a veterinarian. These choices vary because the future seems so distant and the possibilities are endless. But what if your choice changed based on a... Read More
Published on October 1, 2015
In a new study published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients accessing the emergency department for medical complaints who might be at risk... Read More
Published on October 1, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin Two physicians in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine were recognized as Top Doctors in 2015. Claudia Borzutzky, MD, is the director of CHLA’s Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program and the medical director of CHLA’s Empower Weight... Read More
Published on September 30, 2015
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $8 Million as Part of Landmark NIH Study to Find the AnswerAs part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, Children’s... Read More
Published on September 29, 2015
  A blog post by Mia Humphreys Over the past year, the SYPP Center, a capacity building program within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, in collaboration with Youth Policy Institute, has been facilitating a community mobilization project in... Read More
Published on September 28, 2015
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestines, is controlled by the enteric nervous system (ENS), which functions almost like a “second brain” controlling the movement of food throughout the tract and its digestion. The ENS is embedded within the GI... Read More
Published on September 25, 2015
Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that a common therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may actually protect against intestinal inflammation or colitis by inhibiting pathogenic T immune cells. This discovery, reported in... Read More
Published on September 23, 2015
It was that time of year again when thousands of people dived into the ocean at Zuma Beach, biked in record high heat and ran to the finish line in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox—all for raising funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Program... Read More
Published on September 23, 2015
Kylee Postel is 12 years old and one of the biggest advocates for mitochondrial disease. She’s been battling the disease since she was born and has undergone over 30 surgeries at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the past several years, she and her family have developed the... Read More
Published on September 21, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin We’re Still Here shares the untold stories of the first generation of children who were born with HIV in the 80’s and 90’s. Grissel Granados, the director, is also at the center of the film as she connects with other young people who were born with... Read More
Published on September 19, 2015
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to improve HIV care and prevention in a study focusing on Black, Latino and multiracial gay and bisexual young men – a group at the... Read More
Published on September 18, 2015
This blog post is the first of a two-part series meant to provide basic education and resources regarding blenderized tube feeding (BTF). In this first post, we will discuss the general concept and considerations of BTF. The second part will present ingredients and a sample... Read More
Published on September 17, 2015
A blog post by Maria Sipin Creating health education materials for young gay and bisexual men that isn’t solely focused on HIV is no easy task when wearing our public health professional badges. While there are many informative resources issued by federal government agencies... Read More
Published on September 16, 2015
New model allows researchers to visualize an embryo as it grows Featured on the cover of the August issue of Development, this image shows the development of heart and dorsal arteries using 30 still images from a time-lapsed movie generated using a new transgenic... Read More
Published on September 16, 2015
Training for a triathlon is tough. It’s a physical and mental challenge for most to train for not only one activity, but three. Then, add trying to fundraise from friends, family and colleagues, and the challenge becomes palpable. But every September, despite the countless worn... Read More
Published on September 14, 2015
Obesity is one of the most important health problems facing our community today. One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood... Read More
Published on September 4, 2015
CHLA researcher Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, was featured on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report on Thursday, September 3 for her research study finding an association between socioeconomic status and brain development. Check out her interview here as well as our own post below from... Read More
Published on September 3, 2015
Milk from cows and goats has widely been used for hundreds of years, and was previously the most commonly preferred milk for nourishment. Today, however, individuals have more choices and are consuming less milk and turning to milk alternatives for various reasons, some which... Read More
Published on September 3, 2015
The ultimate question at the end of a busy, stressful day—What’s for dinner?—can seem like an impossible one to answer. Also, the thought of having to entice your kids to eat the vegetables that you so graciously prepared for them is stressful all on its own. Meal time should... Read More