CHLA News & Media

Published on September 18, 2020
CHLA-Blog-In-It-for-the-Long-Haul-1200x628-01.jpg A little girl and her mom face neuroblastoma head-on.   By Monica Rizzo For most kids, a trip to Disneyland sparks curiosity and wonderment. But during a family outing to “the happiest place on earth,” 15-month-old Ariana didn’t seem as captivated as the other kids... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Studying-Spread-COVID-19-Families-01.jpg The NIH-funded study extends a larger investigation into influenza.   Los Angeles (September 14, 2020) — One of the mysteries about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households,... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Landing-1200x628-01.png Children’s Hospital Los Angeles' top priority is the safety of our patients, families and team members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things may look a little different than your last visit to one of our locations. This page has information about how our hospital is preparing... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Fatty-Liver-Disease-1200x675-01.jpg Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of disease characterized by accumulation of excess fat in the liver (hepatic steatosis) with associated inflammation (hepatitis). While there are many conditions that may cause hepatic steatosis such as hepatitis C, Wilson’... Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Studying-Spread-COVID-19-Families-01.jpg One of the mysteries about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is how it is spread within households, including why some family members develop the viral infection and others do not. Is there a way to predict who will be symptomatic or asymptomatic and how long someone... Read More
Published on September 16, 2020
CHLA-Research-Blog-5-Things-CAR-T-Cell-Therapy-01.jpg By Ellin Kavanagh In 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the first hospital in Southern California approved to deliver a new therapy to pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that did not respond to other treatments. Called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)... Read More
Published on September 15, 2020
CHLA-Anderson-Pavillion-1200x628-01.jpg Funds will establish the Panda Cares Center of Hope™, which will support programs and services that provide compassionate, healing care for patients and their families LOS ANGELES (September 15, 2020) – On Tuesday, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) announced that... Read More
Published on September 14, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Still-Going-Strong-1200x628-02.jpg Six years after receiving a living donor liver transplant at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a young boy thrives By Matt Villano Seven-year-old Joshua seems just like any other first grader. In some ways, however, the Riverside, Calif., child is a living example of... Read More
Published on September 11, 2020
CHLA-Blog-MIS-C-Xitlali-1200x628-01.jpg A range of specialists at CHLA collaborated to care for a young patient with the new disorder effecting children who have had COVID-19 By Candace Pearson Eight-year-old Xitlali had been running a high fever for a few days, first 101 degrees, climbing to 103 then... Read More
Published on September 10, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Passion-International-Compassion-01.jpg International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope. Every employee at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings unique expertise, unmatched professionalism and a drive to help children survive and thrive. For International... Read More
Published on September 8, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Research-Teens-Type-2-Diabetes-01.jpg Controlling blood glucose levels is difficult, but weight loss helps The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes in youth is increasing, yet the ability to control the disease by regulating blood glucose levels has proven difficult for this age group. A study published in the journal... Read More
Published on September 2, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Heal-Diaper-Rash-1200x679-01.jpg Everything you need to know to treat—and prevent—that dreaded diaper rash By Katie Sweeney   Special thanks to Michael Cosimini, MD, for contributing to this article. If your child is in diapers, at some point you will probably deal with a diaper rash. At least... Read More
Published on September 2, 2020
CHLA-Blog-PIMS-1200x628-01.jpg This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19  By Melinda Smith  MIS-C stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Formerly called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, it describes a new... Read More
Published on September 2, 2020
Hero mother and child fever.png An expert explains the mysterious condition affecting some children who’ve had COVID-19. By Melinda Smith  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, children have been a population left relatively untouched by the novel coronavirus. If infected, children often have... Read More
Published on August 26, 2020
CHLA-Blog-Flat-Head-in-Babies-1200x628-01.jpg Positional Plagiocephaly vs. Lambdoidal Synostosis In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that infants should sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). This launched the "Back to Sleep Campaign" and a dramatic increase in... Read More
Published on August 24, 2020
Ricardo_Hero.jpg In a time when safe is what we all want to feel, Security Officer Helen Pineda helps protect patients, visitors and team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.   By Julia Acheson  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is located in the heart of the second-... Read More
Published on August 20, 2020
Parents_Mental_Health_Hero.png The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the job of parenting.  By Candace Pearson  As a parent, you’re expected to be a master multi-tasker, star teacher and social organizerunder ordinary circumstances, but living in the time of... Read More
Published on August 20, 2020
CHLA-What-You-Should-Know-Covid-19-1200x628-02.png   El nuevo coronavirus está afectando a toda la población mundial. En Children’s Hospital Los Angeles trabajamos con esmero para proteger a nuestros pacientes, familias e integrantes del equipo. Hemos pedido a nuestros expertos información que puede ayudar a... Read More
Published on August 17, 2020
Pandemic_Pod_Hero.png   Can families expand their COVID-19 quarantine bubbles with minimal risk?  By Matt Villano  With well over 5.25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the coronavirus pandemic likely will not conclude any time soon. But after... Read More
Published on August 14, 2020
CHLA-What-You-Should-Know-Covid-19-1200x628-02.png 新冠状病毒肺炎正在影响全世界的人们。Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 正在努力保护我们的患者、家人和团队成员。 我们向专家咨询了而一些事实,可以帮助解答父母的一些常见疑问。以下是有关这种新型病毒的信息、为防止新型冠状病毒持续扩散正在采取的措施以及保护自己免受感染威胁的方法。 什么是冠状病毒?  冠状病毒是对一组病毒的统称,可以同时感染人类与动物,引起呼吸道疾病,轻症如同普通感冒,重症则会发展成为肺炎。动物冠状病毒感染人类并在人群中扩散是极为少见的现象。大家可能还记得 2002 - 2003... Read More