CHLA News & Media

Published on February 15, 2019
chla-social-media-healthnetwork.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director CHLA Health Network   Parents of teenagers can feel like they’re constantly fighting for their kids’ attention. The competition? Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.   Consider this: Today’s teens do not know a world... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
John Wood scan crop.png Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive symptom of sickle cell disease – the silent stroke. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood cell... Read More
Published on February 4, 2019
Kantor-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES — After an extensive search across North America, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has appointed Paul F. Kantor, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC, as the new chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of CHLA’s Heart Institute. Dr. Kantor also will serve as professor... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
Dr. Peterson _0008.jpg With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles looks at autism in a different way. One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child’s social,... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
chla-eliana-survive.jpg By Michael Y. Park It seems like the magic of the moment sweeps up Eliana, unannounced, at key instances in her life. Last year it happened at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, when she was brought onstage by none other than musician, producer and music mogul... Read More
Published on January 25, 2019
Javier Grandparents (3).jpg How one doctor born and raised in a tightly knit Filipino culture is poised to dramatically improve the health and well-being of her community Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have... Read More
Published on January 24, 2019
Avery kids side by side.jpg By Katie Sweeney This is a story about Kalea and Noah—two siblings who are also best friends. Best, best friends.      “Oh my gosh, they are completely best friends,” says their mom, Nohea. “From the beginning, their personalities complemented each other... Read More
Published on January 23, 2019
Melanocortin2.jpg Scientists are piecing together how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight Leading a unique, collaborative research study with scientists across the globe, investigators at the University of Cambridge and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have pinpointed a... Read More
Published on January 17, 2019
12094973_991779880874715_3154610240327172240_o_Fotor.jpg The effects of childhood cancer seemed destined to thwart Alberto’s brilliance at the piano, until he was introduced to a university engineering professor who had an idea. By Jeff Weinstock Of the two ways to get on Alberto’s good side, the more obvious one is to stand to... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
CHLA-Yong-Mi-Kim-Headshot (2).jpg Investigator Yong-Mi Kim works to uncover how the body shields leukemia cells from treatment   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent childhood cancer, with more than 3,000 new cases reported each year. The majority of patients with ALL survive... Read More
Published on December 19, 2018
chla-holiday-activities.jpg The holidays are here which means your kids may be home from daycare or school. Here are some ways from our Rehabilitation and Audiology team to keep your children occupied, entertained, and active while working toward building motor skills and promoting language.  ... Read More
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