CHLA News & Media

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
Published on June 27, 2018
heart.png CHLA and USC researchers team up to design and implant a minimally-invasive device in area around the heart.   Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a... Read More
Published on June 25, 2018
chla-badge-usnwr-2018-thumbnail.jpg Hospital also earns top-5 rankings nationwide in four pediatric specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 annual surveyLOS ANGELES (June 26, 2018) — For the second straight year, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric... Read More
Published on June 22, 2018
Pat Levitt, PhD.jpg Children's Hospital Los Angeles contributes to large, multisite international ‘Brainstorm’ Project   Investigators found that many common psychiatric disorders are deeply connected on a genetic level, sharing specific genetic risk factors, underscoring the need to... Read More
Published on June 21, 2018
chla-runaway-hamsters-header.jpg A quartet of teenage siblings makes CHLA happier, one song at a time By Matt Villano To many, they’re The Runaway Hamsters—a talented band of child musicians who sing country pop and strive to help those in need. To Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, however, the four... Read More
Published on June 20, 2018
Third_Day_of_Chemo_day_before_Discharge_12042017-copy.jpg “We thought she had a bug bite,” says Michelle’s mom, “but it turned out to be cancer.” After seeing several doctors, the family was referred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Because the team of specialists at CHLA had access to a specialized genetic test that they helped... Read More
Published on June 19, 2018
Watermarked for press release.jpg   Community event raises more than $300 thousand to date in support of CHLA’s life-giving health care services   Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) hosted its second annual Walk and Play L.A. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum... Read More
Published on June 18, 2018
CureWorks_logo_w_tag_TM_jpg.jpg Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s National Health System and BC Children’s Hospital, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals determined to accelerate the development... Read More
Published on June 7, 2018
chla-pedestrian-safety-injury-prevention.jpg Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as pedestrians... Read More
Published on June 7, 2018
chla-home-safety-injury-prevention.jpg Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevention Program It is in every parent’s interest to keep his or her children safe at all times. We tend to associate safety with areas in which we are most familiar, like our home, but did you know that about 4.5 million children are... Read More
Published on June 5, 2018
chla-walk-and-play-la-18-1.jpg On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted its first inaugural joint Walk and Play L.A. Last year, both events were held separately and the first of its kind for CHLA.   The community event, which was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum... Read More
Published on May 31, 2018
39991613071_427f5d3419_k.jpg Andrew Cole, ORT/L, BCP, Occupational Therapist on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Diana Hanley, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist and Co-Director of Handy Heroes Therapy Camp Elizabeth Kpachavi, OTD, MA, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist The inability to use one side of your... Read More
Published on May 24, 2018
Levitt_Pat 5-sm.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Pat Levitt, PhD, has been named Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “In addition to being a distinguished scholar and brilliant scientist, Dr. Pat Levitt’s commitment to... Read More
Published on May 24, 2018
CHLA-Blog-becerra jump.jpg In the wake of the first anniversary of his newborn son’s passing, a father finds solace in skydiving and triathlon training, making sure to never be far from the loss. By Jeff Weinstock  “Have you ever jumped out of an airplane?” You got the wrong guy, buddy. Any... Read More
Published on May 17, 2018
chla-justin-ybarra-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Twelve-year-old Justin Ybarra likes to joke around, and he likes to have fun. Very rarely does he take life too seriously—even though there have been plenty of things in his life that have been plenty serious. So when you ask him why he got along so well... Read More
Published on May 16, 2018
10E4_CHLA90_2[2] (tumor-associated macrophages) Findings suggest new therapeutic approach for children with high-risk disease Investigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages—a type of... Read More

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