CHLA News & Media

Published on January 24, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Heavy-Menstruation -01.jpg When young women’s lives are negatively affected by heavy flow, there are safe and effective options to get them back to living their lives.   By Sarah T. Brown When girls first start getting their periods, their bodies are still adjusting to many changes. As a... Read More
Published on January 22, 2020
Coronavirus.png News of an outbreak of a novel (or new) coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China, has people throughout the world on edge, including many families in California, as the virus has started to appear in countries outside China. As of Jan. 22, there have been no known cases in... Read More
Published on January 20, 2020
PaulViviano_001.jpg Viviano will be among six honored at a February event marking the Archdiocese’s 30th year recognizing Angeleno lay leaders for their contributions to the community   2020 Cardinal’s Awards Honorees Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose H. Gomez poses with the... Read More
Published on January 16, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Kaira-01.jpg Diagnosed with a brain tumor, 8-year-old Kaira was rushed into surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A decade later, she’s flourishing—and pursuing a career in the very field that saved her. By Eunice Oh   Just a few days before her eighth birthday, Kaira... Read More
Published on January 13, 2020
mortonwoolley-thumb.jpg Dr. Morton M. Woolley was a beloved surgeon, professor, pioneer and leader at Children's Hospital Los Angeles from 1960 until his retirement in 1992, who held a worldwide reputation for surgical repair of birth defects in premature and newborn infants. He served as CHLA's... Read More
Published on January 13, 2020
Cortex.png Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal a relationship between lead exposure risk and brain structure in children from lower-income families   Though leaded gas and lead-based paint were banned decades ago, the risk of lead exposure is far from gone. A... Read More
Published on January 8, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Dio-Healing-Music-01.jpg By Cara Martinez ​​​​​​   Diobeth, aka “Dio,” is a 15-year old self-professed Seattle Seahawks fan, video game enthusiast and music aficionado. His captivating red hair is unmatched, and he’s known for his easy going, upbeat personality. And like many other high school... Read More
Published on December 26, 2019
CHLA-Blog-TSRI-Symposium-flyer-thumbnail.jpg The Saban Research Institute’s Annual Symposium will take place on February 19, 2020. This year’s theme is Health Complexities in Pediatrics: Investigating Systems in Action and Interaction The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides that... Read More
Published on December 18, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Emotional-Effects-Wildfires-Natural-Disasters-1200x628-01.jpg How parents can help manage their children’s emotions in trying times by Matt Villano Fire season in California can be scary for children—especially if wildfires bear down on your home or force you and your loved ones to evacuate for safety. As the threat window gets... Read More
Published on December 17, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Built-to-Last-01-1200x628.jpg Imagine back pain so debilitating you can’t even get out of bed. For 18-year-old Eric, an innovative surgery finally provided relief and the chance to pursue his dreams. By Eunice Oh It’s a phrase every athlete fears—three words that can end a season or even a career... Read More
Published on December 16, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Do-Dont-Caring-for-Cast-01.jpg Physician assistant Allison Tarrasch of CHLA’s Fracture Clinic explains how to keep that protective fiberglass shell from getting wet, causing skin eruptions, or driving your kid mad from itching. By Jeff Weinstock   Did you hear the one about the patient who slid a... Read More
Published on December 10, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Home-Remedies-Flu-01-1200x628.jpg By Cara Martinez The flu is notorious for nasty symptoms like a fever, sore throat, cough and runny nose. With a barrage of fatigue and piercing body aches, it’s no wonder parents look to home remedies like elderberry syrup to combat their child’s flu-related side effects... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Prevent-Recognize-Blood-Clot-02.jpg Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Fall-02-Legacy-Castellar-01.jpg [slideshow_field:embed]By Katie Sweeney and Marla Lehner   The Anderson Stewart Family Foundation’s recent $50 million gift continues a three-decade history of giving, helping to cement CHLA’s position as a leader in pediatric health care. During her life,... Read More
Published on December 5, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Fall-03-Benefits-Lex-01.jpg By Jeff Weinstock   Every patient who visits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles benefits from generous philanthropists like the Anderson Stewart Family Foundation. Their contributions support the hospital’s leading-edge care. Learn more about five incredible patients and... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Motion-Sickness-02-1200x628.jpg 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
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Fall-01-Three-02.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Jeff Weinstock   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. In the very conference room where they regularly meet to pore over... Read More
Published on December 3, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Fall-04-Portos-02.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Eunice Oh   The beloved local eatery has been supporting Children’s L.A. and sharing its sweet treats with patients and families for more than 40 years. Each time Betty Porto attends an event at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she... Read More
Published on December 2, 2019
GoldOrnament-BlueBand-Thumb.jpg On December 3, KOST 103.5 FM and KTLA will broadcast live from the hospital to generate support for CHLA’s year-end fundraising campaign Los Angeles’ number one morning shows for radio and television – iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5 FM’s The Ellen K Morning Show,... Read More
Published on December 2, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Fall-05-BestUncle-01.jpg [slideshow_field:embed] By Marla Lehner   In thanks 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. Early on the morning of March 24, 2019, JP LeVeque sprinted through... Read More