All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on October 14, 2021
The program is one of only a few of its kind in the Western United States to offer comprehensive, coordinated care for children with colorectal and pelvic anomalies. Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
The pandemic stopped the world in its tracks, forcing many industries to shut down. Research was affected, with labs closed and investigators asked to work remotely. But while many projects were placed on hold, some science was just getting started. Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
How national and international events influenced the work of The Saban Research Institute Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are unraveling the biological mechanism that triggers pain in people with sickle cell disease—and confirming what mothers have been saying all along. Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
Tracy Grikscheit, MD, discusses her groundbreaking clinical trial, how optimism drives her and why she was made for pediatric surgery. Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
A physician-scientist is harnessing the power of zebrafish—and a new, state-of-the-art facility—to develop innovative treatments for solid tumors in children. Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
Research is rarely the work of a single individual. It is a complex and dynamic process that requires interacting within the scientific community and building upon the earlier work of others. Much of the testing and tracing performed during the pandemic has relied upon genetic... Read More
Published on October 13, 2021
Discoveries moved from the lab to the patient in record time. Read More
Published on October 6, 2021
It is important to discuss community violence and civil unrest with the children in your lives when these topics dominate the news cycle and social media feeds. David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on October 4, 2021
As Halloween approaches, families are looking for ways to celebrate while maintaining safety during the pandemic. Many traditions like wearing costumes and carving pumpkins can be done—as long as you follow precautions such as masking and physical distancing. Read More
Published on October 4, 2021
Ten years after Desiree’s third open-heart surgery for congenital heart defects at CHLA’s Heart Institute, her family knew exactly where they needed to be when it was time for her fourth and fifth. Read More
Published on October 1, 2021
Through the Employee Assistance Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles supports team members’ emotional, psychosocial and spiritual wellness—professionally and personally. Read More
Published on September 29, 2021
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 29, 2021
Through Spiritual Care Services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, team members have access to guided meditation sessions that can help them slow down, manage stress and feel more connected. Read More
Published on September 28, 2021
“With MIS-C, it’s important to test kids six months after their illness because they can have residual heart inflammation,” says Andrew Souza, DO. Read More
Published on September 21, 2021
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles asked some of our Latino/a/x team members: “What message would you give your younger self?” Their responses are collected here. Read More
Published on September 21, 2021
In a worldwide pediatric study, researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles show the clear benefit of using living donor liver tissue for transplants. Read More
Published on September 18, 2021
If you're in the Southern California or surrounding areas, you probably felt the recent earthquakes. It isn't too late to get prepared. The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles strives for pediatric disaster preparedness to... Read More
Published on September 15, 2021
Diagnosed with a severe form of scoliosis, Cai needed surgery. Read how pediatric orthopaedic experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles used magnetic growing rods to straighten—and strengthen—his spine. Read More
Published on September 9, 2021
Long COVID or “long-haul COVID” can be debilitating for kids and teens—with symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath and brain fog. Read More