All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on October 6, 2020
With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.   By... Read More
Published on October 6, 2020
When the mercury rises, so does the risk of heatstroke for pregnant women and newborns. Here’s how to keep yourself—and your new baby—cool and comfortable, even on the hottest summer days. Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
  Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that works to bring Google’s technology to the biomedical community. Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Accelerated Sciences, will meet with team members at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on October 2, 2020
Longtime CHLA housekeeper Ana Gonzalez cleans and sanitizes the rooms of COVID-19-positive patients, protecting the health of everyone who enters them after her. Read More
Published on September 30, 2020
Thriving after months of chemotherapy and a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Malakai is passionate about spreading positivity. Read More
Published on September 29, 2020
Lawrence shares the story of his son’s battle with sickle cell disease, and how people can help. Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
A CHLA expert explains the symptoms, causes and treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
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 into their lungs every time they puff. Read More
Published on September 18, 2020
Thanks to advances in pediatric cancer treatment for neuroblastoma, the odds were in young patient Ariana’s favor. Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of disease characterized by accumulation of excess fat in the liver (hepatic steatosis) with associated inflammation (hepatitis). While there are many conditions that may cause hepatic steatosis such as hepatitis C, Wilson’... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
Always remember that the way you interact with your child during early development plays a very important role in his or her ability to bond, learn and ultimately be happy in the game of life. Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
We want you to know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles's top priority is the safety of our patients, families and staff. We're providing this information for those wanting to know how our hospital is preparing, preventing and responding to this ongoing public health incident. Read More
Published on September 16, 2020
In 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the first hospital in Southern California approved to deliver a new therapy to pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that did not respond to other treatments. Called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, it is... Read More
Published on September 14, 2020
A 7-year-old boy received part of a liver from his mother’s friend. Today, he’s perfectly healthy—a testament to everyone involved. Read More
Published on September 11, 2020
A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19 Read More
Published on September 10, 2020
International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope. Read More
Published on September 8, 2020
A study by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that patients who lost weight in the first year following diagnosis were better able to control blood glucose levels, decreasing their risk of serious complications. Read More
Published on September 2, 2020
Diaper rash is a normal part of babyhood, but there’s plenty you can do to make it go away. Follow these simple tips to soothe your baby’s skin, speed healing—and help prevent more rashes in the future. Read More
Published on August 30, 2020
Many children ride in the wrong kind of car seat, putting them at risk for serious injury. Here’s how to choose the right seat for your child, avoid common installation mistakes—and enjoy a safe ride. Read More