All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 23, 2014
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Allergies come in many forms—pollen, dogs, various fruits, latex, nut, soy and many others. In fact, asthma and allergies impact 1 out of 5 Americans. Often, people confuse cold symptoms with allergy symptoms and vice versa. To help you better understand allergies and how to... Read More
Published on May 22, 2014
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The original version of this story is featured in Community Benefit Report, 2013 issue (page 26). In October 2013, more than 90 members of Team CHLA came together for the American Heart Association’s Greater Los Angeles Heart Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  The annual walk... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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Midsagittal (left column) and axial (right column) views of the 3D airway. Courtesy of Yoon-Chul Kim, PhD, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Snorting, gurgling and gasping for air are far cries from the peaceful sounds of a good night’s rest. But... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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Photomicrograph of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. Courtesy of Wellcome Images. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have discovered that by targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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Geographic origins of worldwide populations. Image appears as Figure 2 in Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms4513. Courtesy of Tatiana Tatarinova, PhD, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease... Read More
Published on May 20, 2014
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Smog rises from the ger districts on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Courtesy of Lisa Gardner.  Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on May 19, 2014
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Respiratory system. Credit: Wei Shi, MD, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles As part of the Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Program, Wei Shi, MD, PhD, studies the molecular mechanisms of lung development, injury repair and... Read More
Published on May 19, 2014
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“Friend or Foe? E.coli K1 interaction with macrophages” Credit: Prasadarao Nemani, PhD, from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Immune cells, such as macrophages, play a critical role in killing bacteria and clearing the body of infection.... Read More
Published on May 9, 2014
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Every year, the first week of May doesn’t go unnoticed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—it’s National Nurses Week! Our nurses are committed to excellent patient care and are the heart of CHLA’s mission to create hope and build healthier futures. Each of our many nurses has a... Read More
Published on May 1, 2014
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Nancy Weiss and her adorable Japanese Chin Mix, Anna, marked their 10-year anniversary as volunteers in the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Since they started volunteering in December 2003, Nancy and Anna have consistently... Read More
Published on April 17, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  For most of us, March 21 was like any other day, punctuated by e-mails, meetings and thoughts of the weekend. But for medical... Read More
Published on April 14, 2014
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      Not many people can say they have stayed loyal to the same job for the last 40 years, but the Locksmith of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Luis Rodriguez can. Jewelry Maker in Cuba Turned Locksmith Coming to America from Cuba in 1974, a young Rodriguez learned of... Read More
Published on April 8, 2014
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles volunteer Marie Cassanelli, 87, likes to refer to her time at the hospital as her “tenure.” Why not? She has been a dedicated hospital volunteer since the mid-1960s and if there was such a thing as an honorary degree for volunteer service,... Read More
Published on March 24, 2014
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By J. Lee Pace, MD, director of Sports Medicine, Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.Spring is upon us and that means all our young baseball players are gearing up for the season! Since we’re in Southern California, baseball is pretty much year round... Read More
Published on March 20, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? I learned this—and other helpful nutrition facts—at my first Kids N Fitness© class... Read More
Published on March 17, 2014
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Legend has it that I was potty trained in one day, at the age of two. My mother insists that this is fact rather than fiction. My younger brother, however, had zero interest in using the potty until the age of three and then took months to become formally potty trained. Looking... Read More
Published on March 4, 2014
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From Left to Right: Vasi Hunton, singer/composer for The Magic Bracelet; Ari Goldberg, Rina Goldberg’s father; Tamika Lamison, founder of Make A Film Foundation; James Van Der Beek, actor in The Magic Bracelet; Adele Jones, casting director for The Magic Bracelet; Richard Boles... Read More
Published on February 28, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles For our final blog post in recognition of heart month research, let’s talk about beats—heart beats! Pacemakers and Little Hearts... Read More
Published on February 25, 2014
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Written by the team in the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Did you know that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more sleep-related problems than other children? Research shows that about half of school-age children with ASD have trouble... Read More
Published on February 21, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles What do you think is happening in this video? A very important organ is forming—the heart. Watching the Heart Form By using a... Read More

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