All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on January 16, 2020
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She thought she had the stomach flu. It turned out to be a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. After undergoing surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Kaira is now flourishing.
Published on January 8, 2020
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15-year-old Diobeth has faced – and conquered – unthinkable health hurdles, including a brain mass and stroke. He went from being unable to walk or speak to being fully communicative and mobile, thanks in large part to the healing power of music.
Published on December 18, 2019
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Fire season can be terrifying—especially if wildfires come close to your home or force you to flee for safety. It’s important for parents to understand how these experiences and other disasters like floods or earthquakes can traumatize young children, and to learn what they can... Read More
Published on December 17, 2019
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Imagine back pain so debilitating you can’t even get out of bed. For 18-year-old Eric, an innovative surgery finally provided relief and the chance to pursue his dreams.
Published on December 16, 2019
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Physician assistant Allison Tarrasch of CHLA’s Fracture Clinic explains how to keep that protective fiberglass shell from getting wet, causing skin eruptions, or driving your kid mad from itching. By Jeff Weinstock   Did you hear the one about the patient who slid a butter... Read More
Published on December 10, 2019
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By Cara Martinez The flu is notorious for nasty symptoms like a fever, sore throat, cough and runny nose. With a barrage of fatigue and piercing body aches, it’s no wonder parents look to home remedies like elderberry syrup to combat their child’s flu-related side effects... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
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Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not immediately think of your child being at risk. But Guy Young, MD, Director of the... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
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The Anderson Stewart Family Foundation’s recent $50 million gift continues a three-decade history of giving, helping to cement CHLA’s position as a leader in pediatric health care.
Published on December 5, 2019
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Every patient who visits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles benefits from generous philanthropists like the Anderson Stewart Family Foundation. Their contributions support the hospital’s leading-edge care. Learn more about five incredible patients and their experiences at CHLA.
Published on December 4, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Motion Sickness The sensation of feeling queasy in a car, plane or boat is caused by a chemical imbalance between the sensors of the inner ear and the rest of the body. More specifically, the ear senses motion but the eyes and muscles do not. This... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
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The trio of trustees behind the John Stauffer Charitable Trust continues the charity’s 40-plus years of support for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Published on December 3, 2019
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The beloved local eatery has been supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and sharing its sweet treats with patients and families for more than 40 years.
Published on December 2, 2019
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Grateful for his nephew’s life-changing care, JP LeVeque raised an impressive $115,000 to support CHLA—and all he had to do was run the L.A. Marathon.
Published on December 1, 2019
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Even before his twins were treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Eszylfie Taylor was committed to making a difference in the lives of kids in the community.
Published on November 30, 2019
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An anonymous $25 million donation supports the Neurological Institute and Interventional Radiology
Published on November 29, 2019
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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 November 27, 2019
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What’s the first thing Kairi did after getting her new liver and kidney? Eat chocolate, of course. And then go swimming. And then start on everything else her revived body had been denied for so long. By Jeff Weinstock   There are three-hanky stories, and then there are... Read More
Published on November 26, 2019
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By Jeff Weinstock   It wasn’t the standard goo-goo ga-ga or ma-ma da-da, but to his parents the strained, gravelly hehhh that Rio produced inside a patient room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was operatic. Patrick and Holly had not heard Rio’s voice for nine months... Read More
Published on November 14, 2019
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Thanks to a groundbreaking treatment, children who once faced inevitable blindness now have a chance to regain—and retain—their sight. By Eunice Oh Like many 7-year-olds, Olivia is a burst of energy. She loves riding her bicycle, ice skating, traversing obstacle courses,... Read More
Published on November 13, 2019
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Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discover a mechanism that zebrafish use to regenerate damaged heart tissue. This research could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair.Cardiac lymphatic vessels (seen here in red) in the zebrafish heart help the... Read More

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