CHLA News & Media

Published on November 14, 2019
CHLA-Livie-01.jpg Thanks to a groundbreaking treatment, children who once faced inevitable blindness now have a chance to regain—and retain—their sight. By Eunice Oh Like many 7-year-olds, Olivia is a burst of energy. She loves riding her bicycle, ice skating, traversing obstacle courses,... Read More
Published on November 12, 2019
MHarrison Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discover a mechanism of cardiac regeneration in the zebrafish that could change the field of heart research One of the reasons coronary heart disease is so deadly is that fluid build-up and scarring can develop in the heart... Read More
Published on November 6, 2019
CHLA-Sandy-Himmelrich-2000x800.jpg Sandy Himmelrich, LCSW ‘This Is a Calling’ Sandy Himmelrich, LCSW, has devoted 25 years to helping and protecting the most vulnerable among us: children who have been abused. By Katie Sweeney Growing up, Sandy Himmelrich, LCSW, had a penchant for finding and... Read More
Published on November 4, 2019
160A0154.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Investigator researches a novel way to biopsy an aggressive childhood cancer Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the light-detecting cells in the back of the eye. It often appears in children under two years of age and can lead to... Read More
Published on October 24, 2019
Thumbnail.png A pacifier that plays a sweet lullaby encourages baby Jayla to learn the skills she needs to feed and self-soothe By Marla LehnerIn December 2018, Lynette gave birth to her daughter, Jayla, at a local hospital near their home in Littlerock, California. Moments later, the... Read More
Published on October 24, 2019
Vaping-Talk.jpg How parents can protect kids from the dangerous ‘alternative’ to smoking 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... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
mosquito-bite.jpg How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more daunting than... Read More
Published on October 21, 2019
Demo Day 10.14.19.jpg   Winning VR, AR and gaming innovations will receive $20,000 each in seed grants and be piloted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles The Innovation Studio at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced the winners of its first ever Digital Health Lab Demo Day, the... Read More
Published on October 17, 2019
CHLA-Denise AlAlam (1).jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles make a critical advance in the field of lung research The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer.... Read More
Published on October 16, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg For the second year in a row, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has received top marks from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which evaluates health care facilities around the United States on their LGBTQ-inclusive policies and... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
chla-wildfire-safety.jpg Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your whole... Read More
Published on October 7, 2019
CTIP group photo.PNG The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) awards $250,000 in seed grants to catalyze pediatric innovation The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA),... Read More
Published on October 7, 2019
Walter-and-Lloyd.jpg Brothers Walter (left) and Lloyd How Lloyd’s Little Brother Overcame a Skull Condition and Became the Coolest Kid at the Playground By Michael Y. Park It wasn’t an easy thing to explain to a 3-year-old, and even now, Sarah and Dan aren’t sure how... Read More
Published on October 1, 2019
Akira3-.jpg In an indoor rock-climbing class for patients with hand differences, a wall is just part of what they’re learning to surmount. By Jeff Weinstock   “Take!” For the fourth time Akira has called out the one-word cue, prompting her rock-climbing instructor,... Read More
Published on September 27, 2019
CHLA-Mental-Health-782x439.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD Through most of her routine physical exam, the teenage girl chatted amiably with Sunanda Vadapalli, MD, a Valencia pediatrician. Then, at the doctor’s request, the girl’s mother stepped out of the exam room. That was when the patient, with tears in her... Read More
Published on September 25, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Earlier this month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sent letters to 56 patients and their families to notify them of a freezer malfunction that resulted in the loss of their child’s blood stem cells. No child's health is in jeopardy due to this incident.  We apologize... Read More
Published on September 25, 2019
Brain wiring graphic.jpg Researchers correlate brain anatomy and metabolism with behavioral development In a first-of-its-kind study, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles researchers piece together a road map of typical brain development in children during a critical window of maturation. The study shows... Read More
Published on September 9, 2019
CHLA-In-His-Blood-782x439.jpg Hemophilia hasn’t slowed down 3-year-old Braxton—thanks to doctors from CHLA By Matt Villano Roughly 20,000 people in the United States live with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder in which blood lacks the requisite protein to clot normally. Few have lived with the condition... Read More
Published on August 29, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Quinn-782x439.jpg By Sara Nafie To countless families, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a home away from home. That is certainly the case for Quinn, born Dec. 4, 2018, and her parents, Quinshae and Keith. Soon they hope to take their daughter home to Riverside, but for now, CHLA is the only... Read More
Published on August 23, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Oliver-Sleeping.jpg Two doctors' research into an obscure field changed this 3-year-old’s life by Michael Y. Park  It was obvious there was a problem as soon as Oliver was born.  Oliver’s birth in 2015 was already complicated—he was in a breech position and had to be... Read More

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