CHLA News & Media

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
Published on May 16, 2018
MRI of brain (1).jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have determined that in children receiving gadolinium as a contrast agent to enhance MRI examinations, signal changes attributed solely to deposition of this material in the brain are not dependent on the amount of gadolinium... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
CHLA-Helping-Children-Handle-Scary-News-Thumbnail-01.jpg When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in mind... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
chla-early-language-skills.jpg Many parents are hesitant to use signs with their babies because they fear it will delay their child’s verbal growth. However, research supports the use of symbolic gestures to foster language skills and verbal development. A typically developing child’s first words occur... Read More
Published on April 30, 2018
omkar-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES – In the field of health care, clinical innovation is often synonymous with saving lives. And in an age where disruptive technologies and big data analytics are changing the whole world, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has found an experienced thought... Read More
Published on April 27, 2018
chla-stop-the-bleed.jpg The Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is collaborating with the American College of Surgeons Committee to lead a hands-on, community class called Stop the Bleed. Following the tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, a group of... Read More
Published on April 26, 2018
chla-katie-hawley-header.jpg Katie Hawley was a rising young soccer star when cancer hit at age 9. Now she balances a desire to be a “typical” teenager with the challenges of a life-threatening disease. By Candace Pearson At 18, Katie Hawley is such an expert at blending life as a teenager and life... Read More
Published on April 24, 2018
MMM_TT_Group 2.jpg The third annual Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter fundraising campaign raised $2 million dollars, the hospital announced Tuesday. The campaign doubled its $1 million fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with 95 businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella... Read More
Published on April 19, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Publication recognizes 140 CHLA doctors across 41 specialty areas Los Angeles magazine released its inaugural “Top Doctors” issue, honoring 140 physicians who are members of the CHLA Medical Group and affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), ranked among the... Read More
Published on April 19, 2018
chla-angelique-garcia-header.jpg Even before Angelique Garcia was born, doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles knew she had a severe form of congenital heart disease called complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVC), thanks to a prenatal echocardiogram by CHLA cardiologist Jay Pruetz, MD. In a normal... Read More
Published on April 16, 2018
chla-growing-pains.jpg If you are a parent who has been awakened from slumber with a child crying in pain, you can understand my distress at watching my son wake up in pain night after night. My son started having “growing pains” early in toddlerhood—18 months old was the first episode that I can... Read More
Published on April 12, 2018
chla-central-line-tips-rn-remedies.jpg In a previous blog, I worked with a central venous catheter (CVC) specialist to discuss proper care and hygiene of a central line, and how to troubleshoot problems that can occur. I now want to share what I have learned from caregivers who work with central lines. In addition, I... Read More

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