All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on October 16, 2020
Investigators from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Division of Urology will give five poster presentations at the Western Section of the American Urological Association conference. The virtual event takes place Oct. 25-30.
Published on October 16, 2020
The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has a new fellow: Arthi Hannallah, MD. Dr. Hannallah, who joined the program July 1, is the inaugural fellow for the division’s new ACGME-accredited Pediatric Urology Fellowship.
Published on October 13, 2020
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With the pandemic keeping schools closed and kids at home, what can parents do to make sure their children maintain their development? CHLA pediatrician Gladys Felix has a host of suggestions.
Published on October 9, 2020
Many studies have shown that racial discrimination is harmful to children’s health. But what exactly is that link between racism and health in young people? And how much does socioeconomic status affect those impacts?
Published on October 9, 2020
Los Angeles public health officials do not recommend traditional celebrations this Halloween to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean families can’t enjoy the holiday in other ways.
Published on October 6, 2020
With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.   By Eunice Oh   ... Read More
Published on October 6, 2020
When the mercury rises, so does the risk of heatstroke for pregnant women and newborns. Here’s how to keep yourself—and your new baby—cool and comfortable, even on the hottest summer days.
Published on October 6, 2020
A group of CHLA volunteers, from left to right: Lucy Rodriguez, Jairo Lopez, Tessa Carlisle, Jolie Held and Olivia Bates. As CHLA responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital’s volunteers didn’t miss a beat. The program safely continued and adapted to the organization’s... Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
  Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that works to bring Google’s technology to the biomedical community. Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Accelerated Sciences, will meet with team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on... Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
Longtime CHLA housekeeper Ana Gonzalez cleans and sanitizes the rooms of COVID-19-positive patients, protecting the health of everyone who enters them after her.
Published on September 30, 2020
Thriving after months of chemotherapy and a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Malakai is passionate about spreading positivity.
Published on September 29, 2020
Lawrence shares the story of his son’s battle with sickle cell disease, and how people can help.
Published on September 24, 2020
A CHLA expert explains the symptoms, causes and treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
Published on September 24, 2020
E-cigarettes are like cigarettes for a new generation. The devices produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. Users inhale these synthetics into their lungs every time they puff.
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
Always remember that the way you interact with your child during early development plays a very important role in his or her ability to bond, learn and ultimately be happy in the game of life.
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