CHLA News & Media

Published on July 12, 2019
CHLA-Vision-Gene-Therapy-Nagiel-Spark-Surgery-400-01.jpg Los Angeles – More than a year after becoming one of the first medical institutions nationally to complete a revolutionary gene replacement surgery to restore vision in patients with retinal degeneration, surgeons at the of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on July 11, 2019
CHLA-Monroe-Pumpkin-782x439.jpg The dawning of gene therapy at CHLA saved a 5-year-old girl from inevitable blindness.By Jeff WeinstockYou will have to grant a parental pardon to Heather for her momentary excessive permissiveness, allowing her 5-year-old daughter to race down the block after dark, free from... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Preparing-For-Disaster.jpg If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Disaster-InfographicCrop.png If you're in the Southern California area, you probably felt the recent earthquakes. It isn't too late to get prepared. The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles strives for pediatric disaster preparedness to help mitigate the... Read More
Published on July 1, 2019
vax photo.jpg Pediatricians have observed that a baby’s early infection with flu impacts their later response to the virus as well as how protected they are by vaccination. To better understand how this “immunological imprinting” occurs, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read More
Published on July 1, 2019
CHLA-Blog-Spider-man-Visit-TomHolland-JakeGyllenhal.jpg Spider-Man, Mysterio and M.J. in the house! Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to surprise patients at an advance screening of the new movie. Though the film doesn’t open until July 2,... Read More
Published on June 24, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Special thanks to Carl Grushkin, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, for contributing to this article.What happens when your child has one kidney? It’s more common than you think. In fact, about 1 in 1,000 babies are born with one kidney.... Read More
Published on June 20, 2019
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Unlike when we have the flu or a broken bone, it’s not always visible when pain keeps us from feeling our best. And when pain is chronic, it can have devastating effects on personal relationships, mood, behaviors and sleep habits. At the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic,... Read More
Published on June 17, 2019
Marion_John_E_Anderson_Pavilion.jpg Hospital also earns top-10 honors in seven pediatric subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 hospital survey LOS ANGELES — For the third straight year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United... Read More
Published on June 13, 2019
shutterstock_210747010.jpg For the future of medicine, clinicians and scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles look to our genes. The age of one-size-fits-all medicine is fading. Taking its place is an era of personalized medicine – the practice of tailoring disease prevention, diagnosis, and... Read More
Published on June 7, 2019
grikscheit 2.JPG Pediatric surgeon Tracy Grikscheit of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and colleagues describe the progress and challenges of building new intestinal tissue for babies in need. Babies born prematurely often face intense medical challenges, including intestines that are... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
WalkandPlayLA-w-disneylogo-webthumb.jpg Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney are honorary hosts for the family-friendly event, which includes a 3K walk, sports clinics with professional athletes and local sports teams, and live entertainment Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
Spina Bifida_0734, L-R, Mark Krieger, Jason Chu, Alex Van Speybroeck, Gilda Giron, Abigail Giron, Arnuf Giron, Philippe Friedlich and Rachel Chapman.jpg Multi-institution collaboration is the first in the western U.S. to perform completely laparoscopic repair of open spina bifida   Gilda Giron was just 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound revealed her baby had myelomeningocele—the most severe form of open spina... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
CHLA-BacktoSchool-Sports-GroupBoys.jpg As you know, athletes have an unyielding drive toward improvement and success. While their determination for achieving such high expectations plays a major role in their performance, making sure their bodies remain healthy is just as important. Today, we are sharing tips about... Read More
Published on June 6, 2019
CHLA-Blog-BacktoSchool-TeenHydration.jpg Parents work hard to make sure their kids stay hydrated and eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet. For student athletes, that’s even more important. Here is some helpful information about proper fuel for your young athletes from our friends at the Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
CHLA-Blog-PatientStory-Leah-Baby-Header.jpg Leah found a new future at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which offers the most advanced care for the tiniest patients and their mothers, even before birth. By Candace Pearson At only 2 days old, and 5 lbs., 3 oz., Leah Faith commanded the attention of the two... Read More
Published on June 5, 2019
chla-high-risk-infant-blog2.jpg Our Newborn Infant Follow-Up Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles assesses the developmental, medical, nutritional and psychosocial needs of infants born prematurely or who have been hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. Our Newborn Follow-Up Program is an... Read More
Published on June 4, 2019
Adrian-Stockbauer-on-tractor-fall-2018.gif By Katie Sweeney If you see 4-year-old Adrian obediently eating his vegetables at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, you can be sure of one thing: It’s almost time for him to go to the hospital’s new epilepsy playroom. “We’re able to negotiate almost anything with him if it’... Read More
Published on May 31, 2019
Osumi-Cabaya.jpg When did you first start participating in Walk and Play L.A.? Last year was the first time that my family and I signed up for this event. What are you raising money to support? Last year, we directed the funds we raised for the [Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation]... Read More
Published on May 31, 2019
CHLA-Imagine-2019-Spring-Why-I-Give-Yvonne-Niami-01.jpg By Eunice Oh The Fashion Mogul and Philanthropist Calls Supporting CHLA "Incredibly Rewarding." Yvonne Niami doesn’t believe you have to be a millionaire to support the causes you care about. Giving generously, the Los Angeles-based businesswoman says, comes in many forms... Read More