All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on June 10, 2015
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If you heard some commotion on our fourth floor in the Anderson Pavilion, it was likely due to the squeals and giggles from patients who took part in the dance and movement therapy session. CHLA patient Ella with Rumer Willis It was a full house when ABC’s Dancing with the... Read More
Published on June 10, 2015
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Clean eating has been making its way through social media, nutrition blogs, magazines and books. But what is it really, and is it a diet? The name "clean eating" has been around since the mid-90s, and the concept is actually something registered dietitians have been talking... Read More
Published on June 8, 2015
Too many babies were dying. We just didn’t have enough answers.
Published on June 8, 2015
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Dog therapy happens all day and into the evening at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as the four-legged volunteers of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program do their rounds right up until visiting hours end at 9PM. One frequent night-visitor is therapy dog Luna, a... Read More
Published on June 8, 2015
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Juliette Clark was told she’d never play water polo again. Now, she’s going for her second gold medal. Thirteen-year-old Juliette Clark is spending a lot of long days at the pool lately. But she’s not just soaking up the summer sun—she’s getting ready for the National Junior... Read More
Published on June 8, 2015
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For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to its prestigious Honor Roll of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With the release of the 2015-2015 U.S. News Honor Roll, we have been named: No.1-ranked children’... Read More
Published on June 2, 2015
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Facing the bleakest odds, Andreas Reiff, MD, helped launch a new age in the treatment of autoimmune disease.  During his fellowship, Reiff and others at CHLA helped discover the inflammatory signaling pathways of a substance called tumor necrosis factor (TNF); excess levels of... Read More
Published on May 31, 2015
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As Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to a close, remember that this “taboo topic” isn’t confined to adults. To learn more about mental health in infants and children, click here. 
Published on May 29, 2015
Teamwork will always get you a lot further than any one individual can achieve.
Published on May 26, 2015
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Tiny Heart, Big PromiseThe heart has its own dedicated blood supply, with coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart and cardiac veins that remove the deoxygenated blood. This system of vessels nourishes the heart, enabling it to pump blood to all the other... Read More
Published on May 24, 2015
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At the 3rd Light Up the Blues Concert, emcee Jack Black introduced Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Levitt asked the audience, “How many of you have had, at least once in your life, really challenging... Read More
Published on May 20, 2015
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A minor cut almost took 11-year-old Jonah’s life. Now, he and his brothers are giving back to CHLA—for a ‘Dreamnight’ at the Los Angeles Zoo.  Jonah (center) along with his twin brothers present a check to the Blood Donor Center. Meet the Osterman brothers: Jonah,... Read More
Published on May 19, 2015
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A recent study—published online in the journal of Cancer Research on April 23—demonstrates that a growth factor called G-CSF, commonly used in high-risk neuroblastoma treatment, leads to increased tumor growth and metastasis by stimulating cancer stem cells in an experimental... Read More
Published on May 19, 2015
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Physicians use a growing array of diagnostic imaging equipment, such MR, CT, ultrasound and X-rays.  Due to the massive size of the digital files, remote sharing of these medical images with patients or other clinicians has been very difficult. Patients have had to ask their... Read More
Published on May 19, 2015
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Recently, the fourth floor Family Lounge was buzzing with overjoyed moms and Children's Hospital Los Angeles patients. Drew Barrymore, brought along her cosmetic line, FLOWER Beauty, and a team of celebrity make-up and hair stylists to pamper all the mothers who were currently... Read More
Published on May 18, 2015
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After certain traumatic events, cooling the body from 98 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit can reduce brain damage and improve survival rates. This treatment, called therapeutic hypothermia, has been routinely studied in adults following cardiac arrest, but it’s never been examined in... Read More
Published on May 15, 2015
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Infographic and Q&A with Jamie Wood, MD, director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to answers the most common questions on diabetes prevention. What can people do more of in their daily lives to prevent diabetes? Jamie Wood, MD: There are... Read More
Published on May 14, 2015
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric cancer, and includes two subtypes, B-cell and T-cell, depending upon the type of white blood cell where the leukemia originates. For B-cell ALL, the presence of a small number of remaining leukemia cells, called... Read More
Published on May 14, 2015
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  The Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is designed to care for mothers and children from the moment an abnormality is detected in a fetus, through pregnancy and delivery and after birth. That is what the center did for Dinusha de Silva... Read More
Published on May 13, 2015
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Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have made an important step toward finding a target in the fight against drug-resistant neuroblastoma (NBL), the most common solid malignancy found, outside of the skull, in children.  Led by Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children’... Read More

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