CHLA News & Media

Published on October 11, 2018
chla-dylan-header.jpg CHLA’s Heart Institute gives an 11-year-old baseball player a chance to get back in the game. By Matt Villano When it comes to baseball, “heart” is one of those intangibles in a player that scouts covet. Generally, the word refers to a variety of attributes including... Read More
Published on October 3, 2018
261122-Portrait-Nurse Story Photo Facebook.jpg Phyllis D’Ambra will never forget the day that changed her life. A teenager sitting quietly among her peers in a classroom at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro, Calif., she was summoned to the principal’s office. “There were 62 of us in the senior class and the... Read More
Published on October 2, 2018
CHLA-Marachelian-Araz-782.jpg Combining a new, targeted drug with chemotherapy shows promise in children with advanced disease A phase 2 clinical trial has found that combining a novel compound called alisertib with chemotherapy has anti-tumor activity in children with high-risk, relapsed neuroblastoma.... Read More
Published on September 25, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Vons agrees to multi-year leaseback of property and remain open to public Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Vons’ parent company Albertsons announced today the completion of the purchase of the 121,729-square-foot property currently housing a Vons supermarket... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Lee Helman, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is a founding members of a novel cancer consortium announced at the Biden Summit on Sept. 21, 2018   Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the national Biden Cancer Summit, on Sept. 21, to... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
chla-tessa-header.jpg By Jeff Weinstock Urged on by a mantra started by her parents, Tessa fought like a tiger to overcome leukemia. It was an innocent question, one for which Meredith had the good fortune of not knowing the answer—otherwise she wouldn't have asked it: "What are labs?" After... Read More
Published on September 20, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics, led by CHLA, accelerates the development of novel pediatric medical devices from concept to commercialization The West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) was awarded $6.6... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
developing retina (2).jpg Finding in retinoblastoma could lead to new interventions Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Bone Loss Associated with Cerebral Palsy   Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability originating in childhood. Approximately 2 of every 1000 babies born acquire this... Read More
Published on September 14, 2018
chla-alex-s-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney   Please, let this be an infection. Please, an infection—not leukemia.   Those were the words running over and over through Nina’s head on April 12, 2013, as she sat by her 3-year-old son Alex’s bedside at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.... Read More
Published on September 11, 2018
Gala thumbnail_2.jpg Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the sold-out event, which will feature live musical performances by Grammy-winning artists Pharrell Williams and Foo Fighters On Saturday, October 20, 2018, more than 1,400 people will attend the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles From Paris... Read More
Published on September 7, 2018
PasadenaTopDoc2018-thumb2.jpg CHLA is, once again, the most recognized pediatric medical facility in Pasadena Magazine’s "Top Doctors” issue Pasadena Magazine released its 11th annual Top Doctors issue for 2018, lauding more than 180 physicians with privileges at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA... Read More
Published on September 5, 2018
chla-asthma-tips-ferdman.jpg Tips from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist from Children's Hospital Los Angeles Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the severity.... Read More
Published on August 23, 2018
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Anderson Pavilion 17-bed project will help create capacity during peak months LOS ANGELES – Last winter, the United States experienced one of the worst influenza (flu) seasons in nearly a decade. Thousands of children ended up in hospitals across the country, including at Children’s... Read More
Published on August 23, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg CHLA investigators spotlight the need to include obese and overweight subjects in metabolic research to prevent potentially misleading outcomes.   Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigators have demonstrated the need to include a growing constituency of obese and... Read More
Published on August 16, 2018
chla-danny-thomas-header.jpg CHLA physician Dan Thomas, a former standout collegiate miler, drew on his history as a runner to help him overcome a near-fatal onset of Guillain Barré syndrome. By Jeff Weinstock Doctors do the darndest things. Take the one who walked right up to Dan Thomas, MD, at a... Read More
Published on August 13, 2018
chla-nursemaid-elbow-header.jpg Nursemaid elbow has many names: pulled elbow, radial-head subluxation, annular ligament displacement. Basically, it is when the elbow is pulled into malalignment or partially dislocated.  Whatever you decide to call it, it is pretty scary the first time it happens to... Read More
Published on August 2, 2018
chla-ali-al-mutawa-sma-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney First, he wiggled his fingers. Then he wiggled his toes. Now, he moves his head side to side, and he furrows his eyebrows when he doesn’t agree with you. For 3-year-old Ali Al-Mutawa—and for his parents and family, and his doctors, nurses and therapists at... Read More
Published on August 1, 2018
chla-back-to-school-anxiety-health-network.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network Lisa Stern, MD, a Santa Monica pediatrician, is used to hearing her patients in late summer express apprehension about the upcoming start of school. What’s sometimes surprising is the source of the stress: their... Read More
Published on July 10, 2018
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Anderson Pavilion Los Angeles County’s largest and busiest emergency department for children will add 11 examination bays, new equipment and dedicated Child Life staff LOS ANGELES -- In one of the largest donations in the history of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), an anonymous donor... Read More