CHLA News & Media

Published on January 12, 2018
chla-henri-ford-10-things-header.jpg Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP: The Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Haitian-born medical maven who has dedicated his life to not only helping the many kids that walk through CHLA's doors, but also the children and... Read More
Published on January 5, 2018
chla-central-line-tips.jpg As a Family Resource Center nurse, I have learned a lot from my families about living with central venous catheters (CVCs), also known as “lines.” I worked with a group of specialists that included a central line specialist, a Child Life specialist, a social worker, an... Read More
Published on January 5, 2018
chla-nail-biting-tips.jpg I can tell you the exact moment my son Alexander became a nail biter. He was 5 years old, watching his mom get dressed for work. I could see at the time Alexander place his finger in his mouth and chew on his nail. He never stopped; it was embarrassing for him, he learned to... Read More
Published on January 4, 2018
chla-power-mobility.jpg What is power mobility? Independent mobility is essential for cognitive and psychological development for children of all ages and abilities. For some children with disabilities, power wheelchairs are the only way they can achieve this independence. They can be used for... Read More
Published on December 28, 2017
chla-ben-clark-hlhs-header-v3.jpg By Sarah Brown For a 4-day-old infant, 3½ hours is a long time. For his mother, it feels like a lifetime—when he is having open-heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. Benjamin Clark was born at a healthy 9 pounds, 12 ounces on April 15 in Bakersfield,... Read More
Published on December 26, 2017
IS-Dept-2829b.jpg Survey by HIMSS Analytics measures employees' own attitudes about their hospital's leadership ability, professional development opportunities, salary, benefits, workplace culture and more The Children's Hospital Los Angeles Information Services Team. (Photo courtesy:... Read More
Published on December 22, 2017
chla-wildfire-safety.jpg Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your whole... Read More
Published on December 19, 2017
chla-gwen-stefani-2017-visit.jpg Who could make a sing-along the coolest thing ever? GWEN STEFANI. Gwen and songwriter Justin Tranter, along with their crew, brought festive cheer to the Family Lounge at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Lights, Christmas trees and holiday headbands set the mood as Gwen... Read More
Published on December 18, 2017
chla-fierce-pierce-header-1.jpg On a bright, sunny weekend in March 2017, Aubrey and Tyler Kelly decided to celebrate their new family of five with a camping trip before the end of Tyler’s paternity leave. They piled their three kids—4-year-old Sierra; Pierce, not quite 2; and Harper, only 4-and-a-half weeks... Read More
Published on December 15, 2017
chla-kennedy-lewis-header2.jpg Kennedy Rae Lewis’ mom expected her first ride to be in the back seat of her car on the way home from the hospital. Instead, it was in a helicopter, just hours after she was born—and it was a ride on which her life depended. Kennedy arrived ten weeks early via emergency... Read More
Published on December 14, 2017
Laura Perin, PhD_0 (1) 2017 web.jpg Study findings indicate a more effective way to slow organ damage in Alport syndrome Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles – tiny protein-filled structures – isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be used to effectively... Read More
Published on December 12, 2017
PaulViviano_073.jpg “On behalf of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles community, I want to express my admiration for Jimmy Kimmel and his family for their incredible strength during such an emotional time. The Kimmels have become powerful advocates for the protection of high-quality health care... Read More
Published on December 6, 2017
chla-rehab-holiday-gift-guide.jpg It’s that time of year when family and friends start to ask what your child is interested in or what gifts they should give. Here’s a list of age-appropriate toys and items that will encourage skills and developmental milestones. 1 to 2 years old After the first year of... Read More
Published on November 22, 2017
GoldOrnament-BlueBand-Thumb.jpg For the second consecutive year, iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5’s The Ellen K Morning Show will help kick off the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Live L.A. Give L.A. fundraising campaign by broadcasting live from the hospital on Giving Tuesday, the global... Read More
Published on November 20, 2017
CHLA-D.Brent Polk, MD.jpg Findings may point to new treatment approaches for patients with IBD D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF, an investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of... Read More
Published on November 17, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg As the best-selling book “Wonder” gains more traction with its film adaption so does the awareness of individuals with facial differences and especially for syndromes like Treacher Collins. “Wonder” is a fictional novel turned into children’s book and film that focuses on a... Read More
Published on November 15, 2017
chla-extra-life-header.jpg Every year, on a specific day, Trevor Carlee and Nick North get together with their friends to do one thing for 24 hours: play video games. Well, actually, there’s one more thing; they’re also helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The two have been hosting these marathon... Read More
Published on November 14, 2017
chla-diabetes-smart-bites.jpg November is American Diabetes Month, with the purpose of increasing awareness of this growing health issue. It is a good opportunity to learn about the different types of diabetes and treatments used to manage them. There are several types of diabetes, but this article will... Read More
Published on November 13, 2017
CHLA-St. Baldrick's Foundation check presentation at CHLA.jpg Three physician-researchers with the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. The... Read More
Published on November 13, 2017
chla-toy-recalls.jpg A Guide to Keeping up With Recalls for Baby Equipment and Toys For many of us growing up, a new toy meant new adventures and new ways to explore our world and imagination. Whether it was a new toy fresh out of the box, or a sentimental gift passed from one generation to the... Read More