CHLA News & Media

Published on November 30, 2020
GoldOrnament-BlueBand-Thumb.jpg On Tuesday, Dec. 1, radio personality Ellen K will anchor 12 hours of dedicated programming on KOST 103.5 to generate support for CHLA’s year-end fundraising campaign   LOS ANGELES (November 30, 2020) – On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Los Angeles’ top rated morning radio show, The... Read More
Published on November 24, 2020
Genomic-Study-COVID-Press-Release.jpg Research suggests a potential link between SARS-CoV-2 mutations and disease severity. When it comes to children, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 impacts them more than was initially realized. Yet there is relatively little information about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... Read More
Published on November 20, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Nano-Music-Therapy-951x534-01.jpg A love of mariachi helps a young patient battle a rare genetic condition. By Katie Sweeney   He wears a large black sombrero with festive gold braiding, and the maraca in his hand doubles as his microphone. A guitarist strums and sings beside him as he tilts back... Read More
Published on November 18, 2020
CHLA-News-Press-Release-Facial-Recognition-1024x683-01.jpg A new Children’s Hospital Los Angeles study shows that machine learning could aid clinicians with a rare hormone disorder. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a disorder that affects the adrenal gland’s ability to release hormones that regulate the body’s response to... Read More
Published on November 18, 2020
CHLA-Press-Release-Anderson-1024x683-01.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announces the election of five new members to the CHLA Board of Directors: (Top Row, L-R) Diana M. Bontá, RN, DrPH; George H. Brown; Matthew S. Keefer, MD; (Bottom Row, L-R) Byron Pollitt; and Sheri Sani Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is... Read More
Published on November 13, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Heart-Neonatal-Outcomes-1280x720-01.jpg Team model of care leads to shorter hospital stays, less time on bypass support and lower mortality rates. By Katie Sweeney   Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has the largest-volume heart surgery program... Read More
Published on November 13, 2020
CHLA-Press-Release-Anderson-1024x683-01.jpg Aneurysms can evolve rapidly, putting patients at risk for blood clots and heart attack. By Katie Sweeney   Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz, MD Since the pandemic began, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has treated 26 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in... Read More
Published on November 11, 2020
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg From November through January, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will be co-sponsoring a program to provide fresh food boxes to local community members in need. The hospital is collaborating with East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office... Read More
Published on November 11, 2020
CHLA-News-Guidelines-Opioid-Prescribing-01.jpg Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon forms team of health care providers and community advocates to establish recommendations for safe opioid use   According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an... Read More
Published on November 10, 2020
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The web-based tool, which CHLA is offering to schools free of charge, is already being used to screen healthcare employees daily before coming to work sites   Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is partnering with schools across Los Angeles County to provide access... Read More
Published on November 10, 2020
Youth-Opioid-Post.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles experts offer advice to help adolescents and parents deal with a substance use and drug abuse. By Candace Pearson Opioid misuse among teens is a double-sided story. Reports say that inappropriate use of prescription opioid-based... Read More
Published on November 10, 2020
GettyImages-1055843988_Edit1.jpg The Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles helps adolescents and young adults recognize and rely on their own resilience in the face of drug abuse. By Candace Pearson When adolescents and young adults need help creating a... Read More
Published on November 6, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Neonatal-Preventing-UPE-1024x683-01.jpg Program helps prevent unplanned extubations in the NICCU. By Katie Sweeney   Rachel Chapman, MD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles excels at providing the safest and highest-quality care for patients, including the smallest and most critically ill newborns. The... Read More
Published on November 6, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Neonatal-Mental-Health-1024x683-01.jpg $5 million grant will allow Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to reach more children and families. By Katie Sweeney   Marian Williams, PhD Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is expanding support for infants with complex medical needs and their families through... Read More
Published on November 6, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Neonatal-Followup-1024x683-01.jpg Telehealth plays a big role, but in-person visits still matter. By Katie Sweeney   Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Newborn Follow-Up Program at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on November 6, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Neonatal-Infant-Outcomes-1200x628-01.jpg Group fosters research collaborations to study early brain development, cerebral palsy and more. By Katie Sweeney   Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS A few years ago, Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH, and Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS, began talking about ways to... Read More
Published on November 4, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Flat-Head-in-Babies-1200x628-01.jpg A specialized team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles takes a multidisciplinary approach to this condition in babies. By Katie Sweeney   Mark Urata, MD, DDS Craniosynostosis is a rare disorder—affecting only 1 in 2,500 babies in the United States—but it’s... Read More
Published on November 4, 2020
CHLA-Blog-USNWR-Multiple-Sclerosis-Santoro-1200x628-01.jpg Program focuses on early treatment to prevent disability. By Katie Sweeney   Jonathan Santoro, MD Jonathan Santoro, MD, has an ambitious goal for his patients with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS): zero disability. “It’s an extreme goal,” he says. “But... Read More
Published on November 3, 2020
Bianca-Edison-1500x800.jpg Study aims to understand the impact and design programs to address young athletes’ needs.   By Katie Sweeney   Bianca Edison, MD, MS, FAAP Research has long shown that athletes who can’t participate in their sport due to injury can be vulnerable to... Read More
Published on November 3, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Nephrology-USNWR-HLA-Typing-Kidney-1024x683-01.jpg More precise analysis aims to help transplanted organs last longer—with less immunosuppression. By Katie Sweeney   Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, PhD, (D)ABHI Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing is essential for matching transplant recipients with compatible donor... Read More

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