CHLA News & Media

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
Published on April 6, 2018
chla-maipele-burns-header.jpg A rare, polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis appeared on the national radar in 2014 and may be on track to return this summer and fall. Here is one family’s story, and a look at CHLA’s innovative, multidisciplinary approach. By Candace Pearson Like many parents... Read More
Published on April 3, 2018
chla-slime-making-safety-tips.jpg If you have school-age children in your house I am sure you are familiar with the homemade slime craze. Many parents love the idea of making slime and why not? It’s a rare chance for kids to be technology-free, and encourages them to express their creativity by adding different... Read More
Published on March 30, 2018
chla-adler-header.jpg Robert Adler, MD, MSEd, doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a pediatrician. “It never gets boring, because every family is different,” he says. “Every family has different aspirations and goals for their kids.” After 40 years in the field, his enthusiasm is still... Read More
Published on March 21, 2018
Nagiel_Spark-surgery_1A_resized.jpg The goal is to improve vision using this revolutionary one-time treatment Surgeons of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles completed a revolutionary gene replacement procedure on Tuesday, March 20 at 9:20 AM, to restore vision in a patient with retinal... Read More
Published on March 20, 2018
Nagiel_Spark-surgery_2A_resized.jpg On March 20, 2018, surgeons at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, treated the hospital’s first patient with gene therapy. The complex eye surgery was performed by dedicated retina specialist, Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD, of The Vision Center at CHLA, on an adult patient with Leber’s... Read More
Published on March 20, 2018
grace-rose-mmm-header.jpg My name is Grace Rose and I’m 15 years old. I was born with cystic fibrosis, which is a life-threatening disease that attacks my lungs and digestive system. I need to be watched carefully and treated often. I’ve been going to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since I was very... Read More
Published on March 15, 2018
chla-gait-trainer.jpg One of the most exciting milestones for parents is their child’s first steps. They will film it, post it on social media, and tell all their friends about that exciting day. So it is no surprise that as a physical therapist to children with special needs, I am often asked, “Will... Read More
Published on March 14, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg In addition to providing world-class care for children diagnosed with biliary atresia, physicians in the Liver Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are trying to understand biliary atresia and find better ways to treat it. What is biliary atresia? Biliary... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
2018_Make_March-Matter_chla_HBP_0279_Edit.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its third annual Make March Matter campaign Wednesday. Victoria Arlen, ESPN personality and former Dancing with the Stars contestant, joined the hospital to kick off the campaign, which has attracted the commitment of businesses in... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
CHLA-18_2_Heart_Transplant_CHLA_0816-1024x683.jpg Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have identified gaps in the United States healthcare system that make it inadequately prepared for the surge in pediatric patients that could result from an infectious disease pandemic. Their study, published in the American... Read More
Published on March 2, 2018
chla-seth-fabry-header.jpg Superheroes come in many shapes and sizes. In the movies and the comics, they’re most often big and strong, with bulging biceps and superpowers unlike anything we earthlings have ever seen. In real life, however, superheroes often look much different, their powers subtler.... Read More
Published on February 28, 2018
Etan Orgel.jpg Less-toxic lymphoid regimens are more likely to obtain remission in mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) A study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is shedding new light on the best therapeutic approach for a rare and aggressive leukemia called mixed phenotype acute... Read More
Published on February 27, 2018
CHLA-Bradley-Peterson.jpg Stress and other factors can trigger immune response A landmark study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on February 26 reveals that activation of a pregnant mother’s immune system can affect her baby’s brain development. A team of researchers led by Bradley Peterson,... Read More
Published on February 27, 2018
AngeliqueGarcia-2493.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Even before Angelique Garcia was born, doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) 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... Read More
Published on February 23, 2018
chla-jim-harrison-header.jpg Jim Harrison, age 2 CHLA’s Home Mechanical Ventilation Program Marks 40th Anniversary There was a time when it was devastating news for a parent to learn that in order to survive, their child would need to be hospitalized and require assistance to breathe with a mechanical... Read More
Published on February 23, 2018
chla-amber-beads.jpg When I decided to look into the question of amber teething beads for infants, I first searched the internet to see what popped up. Google produced a host of very pretty looking beads for sale for this purpose. As a lover of amber, coral and turquoise I can understand the appeal... Read More
Published on February 22, 2018
chla-william-lievense-header-1.jpg By Katie Sweeney On a picture-perfect summer day at the lake in August 2016, William Lievense, then 9, stood at the edge of the dock, ready to jump gleefully into the water one more time. At that moment, his life was still the normal life he had always known. In that life... Read More
Published on February 21, 2018
LM.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles one of 25 sites in international study of larotrectinib Three quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a... Read More

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