All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on November 1, 2017
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This has been the biggest Halloween celebration at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles yet! With our corporate partners and supporters, we were able to continue the costume distribution by Capital Group, card distribution by Service Titan and the Pumpkin Party! The Pumpkin... Read More
Published on October 27, 2017
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In South Pasadena, patients with neuromuscular disease come together over baseball. By Matt Villano Everybody who knows 6-year-old Andrew Escamilla always expected he would play professional baseball someday. His father, a diehard Dodgers fan, took the boy to see the Men... Read More
Published on October 16, 2017
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Besides treating children with cancer, our Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treats kids who have a genetic hematological disorder. This blog is about one type of hematological disorder called sickle cell disease (SCD). What... Read More
Published on October 11, 2017
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Do you remember your first bike? I do. It was purple, had a flowered banana seat, purple and white fringes coming off of the handlebars and, of course, training wheels. I loved that bike and remember riding it all over the neighborhood—falls and all.  Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on October 10, 2017
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Investigators identify pathway that causes immune cells to support cancer, instead of killing itInvestigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified new findings about an immune cell – called a tumor-... Read More
Published on October 6, 2017
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New Biomarker Assay Detects Neuroblastoma with Greater Sensitivity Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when... Read More
Published on October 3, 2017
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“Five fingers, five toes! Five fingers, five toes!” the doctor called out as he delivered little Julie Rose Osumi-Cabaya via C-section. “No cord around her neck; that’s great!” Then he casually added one more observation: “Cleft lip, cleft palate—no problem.” Julie’s mom,... Read More
Published on September 19, 2017
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The event, which was open to CHLA’s clinical research personnel, postdocs, students, faculty and other staff, brought together twenty-five unique resource representatives from CHLA and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI... Read More
Published on September 8, 2017
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An RN Remedies blog post by Kasey Rangan, MSN, RN, CPN It is estimated that close to 1.7 million people will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death. Based on these two facts, there is a good chance that someone close to... Read More
Published on September 8, 2017
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Written by Kristin Cooley, PT, MPT, CBIS; Lauren Dunn, PT, DPT; Kimberly Kaloustian, PT, MPT, CBIST; Jodi Kurland, PT, CBIS  We are the Ekso GT-trained and certified physical therapists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We have all completed our advanced training, level 2... Read More
Published on September 5, 2017
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The 7-year-old philanthropist had a brainstorm: If there were patients who could not be brought to the story corner, she would bring the story corner to the patients.  By Jeff Weinstock Shira Josephson wrote a book this summer and says it took her “five, four or seven days... Read More
Published on September 4, 2017
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Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, co-director of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Comprehensive Care Clinic at CHLA, will be the 2018 CARES Foundation Pioneer Award physician honoree. CARES Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of families and... Read More
Published on September 1, 2017
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Aubrey Kelly’s 2-year-old son, Pierce, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia—a rare subset of leukemia that can progress quickly if not treated. In Pierce’s case, the best option was a bone marrow transplant. Pierce waited for 86 days to find his bone marrow donor while... Read More
Published on August 28, 2017
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A Celebration and Seminar Honoring Robert C. Seeger, MD  A special celebration and research seminar honoring Robert C. Seeger, MD, was held at the Saban Research Institute on August 23, 2017. Seeger, who joined CHLA in 1989 as research director in the Division of... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
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Often times when children or adolescents are not growing well, they are encouraged to eat a high-calorie diet to help promote weight gain. While it might seem easier to provide fast food, candy and other junk food to increase calories, it is still important to focus on... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
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As a speech-language pathologist, I often get asked by parents, “When should my child start talking?” Although every child progresses at their own pace, these are some guidelines for typical development. Birth to 3 months: Crying is your baby’s first form of communication.... Read More
Published on August 16, 2017
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With the rise in national opioid abuse, some parents might wonder if their teens have heard about, encountered or even tried opioids. Diane Tanaka, MD, medical director of the Teenage and Young Adult Health Center, the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center and the My Voice... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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Study uses fMRI to observe relationship between neurological activity and risk for obesityA team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to investigate... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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It’s been a year of firsts for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Play L.A. took place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and it brought together the local sports community for an ultimate “play day,” while promoting healthy and active lifestyles... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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By Stephanie Marcy, PhD What is the connection between unhappiness and smartphone usage with kids? What are you seeing now? Stephanie Marcy, PhD: Research is demonstrating that there is a rise in anxiety and depression in youth that they are linking directly to smartphone... Read More

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