CHLA News & Media

Published on December 10, 2018
2018_CHLA_Murphy_Miller_842x400.jpg Ryan Murphy and David Miller Give $10 Million to CHLA [slideshow_field:embed] By Marla Lehner Their generous gift will be recognized by the naming of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor in their son's honor. Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer Ryan... Read More
Published on December 9, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Armenian-Amb-BalkianTerterianTankianOdadjianTonikian-842x600-01.jpg Working Together to Support Children's Health Care [slideshow_field:embed] By Eunice Oh Each and every donor makes an impact at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. And when donors band together, the effect can be exponential. The Ambassadors—a community of philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 8, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Shaving2-842x600-01.jpg St. Baldrick's Foundation [slideshow_field:embed] By Sara Nafie Grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation are among the most competitive in the field of pediatric cancer. Since 2005, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has received nearly $7.4 million in philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 7, 2018
chla-reiter-header.jpg Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team up to solve the puzzle of a child’s vision problems. By Candace Pearson One ordinary, random morning, when he was barely 5 years old, Reiter woke up and “he was a different child,” recalls his mother, Stephanie. “I see two... Read More
Published on December 7, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Miracle-in-May-842x600-01.jpg Costco Wholesale [slideshow_field:embed] By Katie Sweeney For five weeks in 1987, Joan Anderson found herself living at Children's Hospital Los Angeles—staying day and night with her infant daughter, who needed surgery and treatment for a stomach blockage and infection... Read More
Published on December 6, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Sophia-842x600-01.jpg Changing the Future for Children and Adults With a Rare Blood Disease [slideshow_field:embed] By Candace Pearson At 97, Sophia Scano Fitzmaurice has been investing in research into thalassemia, an inherited form of anemia, for 64 years. In that time, she has seen... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Yves De Clerck.jpg New study reveals how cancer manipulates our immune system to become harder to treat Many factors affect cancer treatment outcome, such as the size and location of the tumor, availability of effective treatments, and timing of intervention. But some cancers are so... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Grikscheit_Tracy_03-24-13-2.jpg Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. She has been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the... Read More
Published on December 4, 2018
chla-rehab-audiology-cue-feeding.jpg Cue-based feeding is a broad term to describe a process by which parents and medical providers can successfully attend to developmental cues to promote optimal feeding opportunities. It is also referred to as infant-led or demand feeding. This approach may be used to heighten... Read More
Published on November 29, 2018
chla-richard-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Meet Richard. He’s in fifth grade, loves his teacher, enjoys running, swimming and drawing, and has an ear-to-ear smile that makes him friends wherever he goes. And he’s gone a lot of places lately—while he lives in Los Angeles right now, his real home is in... Read More
Published on November 26, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg KOST 103.5 FM and KTLA to Help Launch Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Annual Holiday Fundraising Campaign With Live Broadcasts From the Hospital on Giving Tuesday LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2018) – Los Angeles’ number one morning shows for radio and television--iHeartMedia... Read More
Published on November 21, 2018
chla-randy-header.jpg Six officers race on all seven continents for the sake of helping others. By Michael Y. Park An experienced runner who’d traveled around the globe to race, Randy Pentis was used to seeing courses lined with gawking onlookers. But this? This was something else entirely... Read More
Published on November 13, 2018
chla-evabelle-header.jpg When 7-year-old Evabelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her parents found empowerment and support at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. By Candace Pearson Sometimes, the early signs that a child is ill can be so subtle, a family may not realize what’s happening—until... Read More
Published on November 1, 2018
chla-scotty-header.jpg A dying 3-year-old boy. A desperate email. A stranger’s astonishing gift. By Katie Sweeney They were flying down the 101 freeway through Santa Barbara—the kids in the back seat, Chris at the wheel, and Holly next to him, frantically poring over the medical file the doctor... Read More
Published on October 25, 2018
chla-win-header.jpg An unconventional treatment at CHLA heals a fluke injury, and helps a baseball phenom get back on track. By Matt Villano Yes, his name is really Win. It’s appropriate considering what the 12-year-old Manhattan Beach phenom does on the baseball diamond. It also applies to... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
CHLA-Khemani-Robinder-782x439-Thumb.jpg An international team, led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, issues key findings on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome LOS ANGELES — According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
chla-decoding-swelling.jpg Swelling in a child can happen for different reasons, but most commonly happens after trauma or medical condition. Another common cause of swelling is a condition called lymphedema. Since I often work children with lymphedema, parents will ask me questions regarding the cause of... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Viviano-Kimmel-Iger-01-Thumb.jpg Late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and global play and entertainment company Hasbro Honored for Their ‘Courage to Care’ In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Miller-Murphy-Donation-01.jpg The couple’s son received lifesaving care at CHLA, which will name a floor in his honor On behalf of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Family, Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, have made a landmark $10... Read More
Published on October 11, 2018
chla-picky-eaters-health-network.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network   Have you ever chased your toddler around with a spoon, flying it like an airplane, hoping to land one morsel of food in the child’s mouth? If so, your child might be a picky eater. Picky eaters respond to a... Read More