All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on February 21, 2020
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Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has so far treated four SMA patients with gene therapy. The Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of new treatment options for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne... Read More
Published on February 21, 2020
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Geoffrey Von Der Ahe, 18, who has been a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since birth, says living with a heart defect has made him want to give back to other kids—and study medicine one day
Published on February 18, 2020
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The team will present findings from two clinical projects at the American Urological Association meeting in May. The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has an active clinical research program with nearly a dozen innovative projects—focused on bladder... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
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Andy Chang, MD A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will study patients as young as 5 who are undergoing VCUG exams. A new clinical trial at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is investigating whether virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality can reduce... Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
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CHLA expert David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides advice on how to talk to children of all ages about the death of someone they know, whether it’s a family member, friend or public... Read More
Published on February 12, 2020
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Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH Paul Kokorowski, MD, MPH, shares what he’s learning from a four-year study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. New results from a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study show that many children undergoing outpatient urologic surgeries do not need... Read More
Published on February 7, 2020
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How Noa outran three heart surgeries—and retinoblastoma
Published on February 6, 2020
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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy so severe he was tripping over his own feet, Brady came to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for treatment. The result? A “night and day difference,” says his mom.
Published on February 4, 2020
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the few pediatric medical centers in the nation to offer so many advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology. Seven new fellows are set to join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on February 4, 2020
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Oussama Abousamra, MD A team-based approach offers comprehensive care for rare leg deformities in children. A new program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping some of the most complex pediatric orthopaedic patients: those who need limb lengthening and... Read More
Published on February 3, 2020
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The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides that... Read More
Published on January 29, 2020
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Roberta Williams, MD, has devoted herself to recognizing the impact a childhood disease and its treatment have on an entire lifetime.
Published on January 29, 2020
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Tenacious, caring and passionate about better ways to treat retinoblastoma, Dr. Jesse Berry is leading change in the diagnosis and treatment of this rare cancer
Published on January 24, 2020
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When young women’s lives are negatively affected by heavy flow, there are safe and effective options to get them back to living their lives.
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

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