All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on December 4, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Motion Sickness The sensation of feeling queasy in a car, plane or boat is caused by a chemical imbalance between the sensors of the inner ear and the rest of the body. More specifically, the ear senses motion but the eyes and muscles do not. This... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
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The trio of trustees behind the John Stauffer Charitable Trust continues the charity’s 40-plus years of support for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Published on December 3, 2019
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The beloved local eatery has been supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and sharing its sweet treats with patients and families for more than 40 years.
Published on December 2, 2019
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Grateful for his nephew’s life-changing care, JP LeVeque raised an impressive $115,000 to support CHLA—and all he had to do was run the L.A. Marathon.
Published on December 1, 2019
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Even before his twins were treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Eszylfie Taylor was committed to making a difference in the lives of kids in the community.
Published on November 30, 2019
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An anonymous $25 million donation supports the Neurological Institute and Interventional Radiology
Published on November 29, 2019
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is grateful for our generous community of philanthropic partners. Throughout the year, supporters of all ages come together to raise awareness about pediatric health care, learn about the hospital’s accomplishments, celebrate and fundraise for... Read More
Published on November 27, 2019
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What’s the first thing Kairi did after getting her new liver and kidney? Eat chocolate, of course. And then go swimming. And then start on everything else her revived body had been denied for so long. By Jeff Weinstock   There are three-hanky stories, and then there are... Read More
Published on November 26, 2019
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By Jeff Weinstock   It wasn’t the standard goo-goo ga-ga or ma-ma da-da, but to his parents the strained, gravelly hehhh that Rio produced inside a patient room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was operatic. Patrick and Holly had not heard Rio’s voice for nine months... Read More
Published on November 14, 2019
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Thanks to a groundbreaking treatment, children who once faced inevitable blindness now have a chance to regain—and retain—their sight. By Eunice Oh Like many 7-year-olds, Olivia is a burst of energy. She loves riding her bicycle, ice skating, traversing obstacle courses,... Read More
Published on November 13, 2019
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Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discover a mechanism that zebrafish use to regenerate damaged heart tissue. This research could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair.Cardiac lymphatic vessels (seen here in red) in the zebrafish heart help the... Read More
Published on November 6, 2019
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Sandy Himmelrich, LCSW, has devoted 25 years to helping and protecting the most vulnerable among us: children who have been abused.
Published on October 24, 2019
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A pacifier that plays a sweet lullaby encourages baby Jayla to learn the skills she needs to feed and self-soothe By Marla LehnerIn December 2018, Lynette gave birth to her daughter, Jayla, at a local hospital near their home in Littlerock, California. Moments later, the newborn... Read More
Published on October 24, 2019
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How parents can protect kids from the dangerous ‘alternative’ to smoking 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... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
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How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more daunting than... Read More
Published on October 21, 2019
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The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are giving us a similar look into the anatomy of the human... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
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Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your... Read More
Published on October 7, 2019
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Brothers Walter (left) and Lloyd How Lloyd’s Little Brother Overcame a Skull Condition and Became the Coolest Kid at the Playground By Michael Y. Park It wasn’t an easy thing to explain to a 3-year-old, and even now, Sarah and Dan aren’t sure how much of what they were... Read More
Published on October 1, 2019
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In an indoor rock-climbing class for patients with hand differences, a wall is just part of what they’re learning to surmount. By Jeff Weinstock   “Take!” For the fourth time Akira has called out the one-word cue, prompting her rock-climbing instructor, Quinn, serving on... Read More
Published on September 27, 2019
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By Bhavana Arora, MD Through most of her routine physical exam, the teenage girl chatted amiably with Sunanda Vadapalli, MD, a Valencia pediatrician. Then, at the doctor’s request, the girl’s mother stepped out of the exam room. That was when the patient, with tears in her... Read More

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