All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on December 13, 2013
If you’ve ever walked by or visited the hospital, you may notice some of our furry friends—dog volunteers. They wear a purple bandana and have their own Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ID badge. Dog volunteers do a lot of good for patients and families receiving care at the... Read More
Published on December 6, 2013
Stars from CBS Television Studios and CBS returned to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for their third annual holiday visit and kick off a season of holiday giving and fun for kids and families. Musical artist Nick Jonas, Will Arnett (The Millers), Beau Bridges (The Millers),... Read More
Published on November 26, 2013
Five dancers from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS), Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber and Tony Dovolani stopped by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for an exciting afternoon of dance movement therapy with patients in our Center for Cancer... Read More
Published on November 21, 2013
"It just feels great to know that we brought some joy to their life and their parents’ life as well." Tweet Yasiel Puig's quote Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol made one of his frequent visits, Tuesday, to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a special guest, Los... Read More
Published on November 15, 2013
By Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs and Allison Farfel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow. Our spines hold our bodies upright, allowing us to run, jump and play the sports we love. You may have... Read More
Published on November 13, 2013
Having a child sick and hospitalized can be challenging on many levels, especially emotionally. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we partner with you to ensure your child receives the best care, at the bedside and after you return home. With that, we’re thinking about your... Read More
Published on November 6, 2013
November 4 was no ordinary Monday evening for our patients and families. After all, how often do kids have the opportunity to Skype with celebrities as they walk the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere? We are happy to say, many of our patients experienced that special moment at... Read More
Published on November 6, 2013
Corina Rico is our newest blogger in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles RN Remedies Program! She is a devoted Zumba enthusiast, volunteer and hikes on her spare time. Before becoming a nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Corina was a senior health educator for AltaMed Health... Read More
Published on November 5, 2013
The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board at Children’... Read More
Published on November 1, 2013
We saw it all this Halloween…princesses, super heroes, monsters and creatures! The patients and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles got into the Halloween spirit with the help from nurses, child life specialists, hospital volunteers and Team Lilly. There were little... Read More
Published on October 25, 2013
On Oct 22, team members from the Los Angeles Kings made their annual visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to kick off a day of giving and fun. The players began their visit by going to individual patient rooms and interacting with patients and family members, while giving... Read More
Published on September 20, 2013
On Sept. 18, founder of the Rialto Jean Project, Erin Feniger along with various members of her team, hosted an interactive and colorful event for our patients to support the art therapy program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For this delightful collaboration, one of the... Read More
Published on September 9, 2013
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When your child is scheduled to have surgery, the day of the procedure can be stressful and hectic, for you and your child. The day of surgery can actually be less stressful if you follow my four helpful tips. Consider reading my tips of how to prepare in the weeks and days... Read More
Published on September 4, 2013
Michelle, a Riverside, California native, stands near her baby boy Joshua at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, thankful that he is alive and improving in health, thanks to Yuri Genyk MD, the surgeon who performed the procedure and her friend, Trinity. Last month, Trinity donated... Read More
Published on August 22, 2013
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Proper hydration before, during and after competition is one of the most important factors in being a successful competitor for both children and adolescents. If a young athlete is not well hydrated, they become dehydrated, which can decreases their strength, energy and... Read More
Published on August 8, 2013
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Summer is here! Schools are closed and children may be found happily playing indoors to avoid the record heat. Pretty soon the kids need an outdoor getaway, but it is so hot outside. The hot days may be made more bearable if you and the family can get on a boat, feel the wind... Read More
Published on July 29, 2013
On July 20, a team from the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles spent a busy Saturday providing free heart screenings for adults and children attending the 19th Annual Chad Foundation for Athletes and Artists volleyball tournament to benefit the Heart Institute at... Read More
Published on July 17, 2013
He did it! Aaron Tanner literally went over the edge for autism. Congratulations for raising over $2,000 to help kids and families with autism spectrum disorders.On Saturday, July 27, Aaron Tanner, MS, CCC-SLP, will go “Over The Edge” to raise awareness about autism spectrum... Read More
Published on July 13, 2013
Hazel watches her message go viral on television! Thank you to the compassionate Reddit users who saw this photo and responded with a pizza delivery. If you're on Reddit and have seen the adorable photo below, please help Children's Hospital Los Angeles and patient mom,... Read More
Published on July 11, 2013
Working in the Division of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see many kids who have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI). Did you know UTIs are relatively common in children? It’s not just an infection you get as a teenager or adult. About eight... Read More