CHLA News & Media

Published on April 4, 2019
chla-jamie-beerggren-header.jpg How occupational therapist Jamie Berggren helps infants recover from a potentially disabling nerve injury suffered at birth. By Jeff Weinstock Therapy is a bummer, Maurice could tell you. It’s his first teachable moment, and at 8 months old he’s receiving it on his stomach... Read More
Published on April 3, 2019
shutterstock_1315063445 (1).jpg Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may face daily challenges in the areas of social interaction and engaging with others, communication, sensory processing, cognitive difficulties and motor planning and coordination skills.   Having your child work with an... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
CPM pipet.png Considering the implications of precision medicine for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers   Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
chla-elliott-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, a nurse brought a special gift into 2-year-old Elliott’s room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: a pair of eclipse glasses. It was the day of the much-anticipated total solar eclipse—the first in nearly a century to be... Read More
Published on March 14, 2019
Cobrinik cones.jpg CHLA researcher receives $1.6M grant to study cellular and genetic changes that underlie retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age and accounts for approximately 4% of childhood cancers. If not diagnosed... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Bianca-Edison-1500x800.jpg Bianca Edison, MD, MS Finding the Best Possible Answer We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Jodi-Ogden-1500x800.jpg Jodi Ogden, MBA Doing Important work Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Monica-Horn-1500x800.jpg Monica Horn, RN Finding Strength, Sharing Strength Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Mona-Patel-1500x800.jpg Mona Patel, MD Driven to Effect Change We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build healthier... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Joyce-Javier-1500x800.jpg Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS Supporting Vulnerable Communities Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to... Read More
Published on March 4, 2019
Make March Matter small logo More than 100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its fourth annual Make March Matter campaign Monday. Actor and... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
CHLA-Jennifer-Raymond.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven model of care that Clinical Diabetes Director, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, developed to increase treatment compliance among difficult... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
chla-kairi-header.jpg What caused a young girl’s liver and kidney disease? The mystery continues as her doctors plan for a transplant of both organs. By Jeff Weinstock Rachel Lestz, MD, not one to mince words or to conserve them, is abruptly stuck in a pause, halfway between a plausible... Read More
Published on February 22, 2019
chla-ruben-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney The new heart was on its way down from the helipad. At the same time, Cynthia Herrington, MD, was carefully removing Ruben’s old heart from his chest. It was a heart she had seen before—she had operated on it when Ruben, now 2, was just a few days old... Read More
Published on February 21, 2019
chla-charlie-hlhs-header.jpg Young Charlie is living a full life—with half a heart By Matt Villano  Considering the amount of love in his life, considering how much he seems to enjoy every moment with his siblings and parents, it’s hard to believe 8-month-old Charlie was born with half a heart... Read More
Published on February 15, 2019
chla-social-media-healthnetwork.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director CHLA Health Network   Parents of teenagers can feel like they’re constantly fighting for their kids’ attention. The competition? Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.   Consider this: Today’s teens do not know a world... Read More
Published on February 7, 2019
John Wood scan crop.png Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles brings us closer to understanding an elusive complication of sickle cell disease – the silent stroke. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood... Read More
Published on February 4, 2019
Kantor-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES — After an extensive search across North America, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has appointed Paul F. Kantor, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPC, as the new chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of CHLA’s Heart Institute. Dr. Kantor also will serve as professor... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
Dr. Peterson _0008.jpg With autism on the rise, science is on the hunt for answers. New research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles looks at autism in a different way. One in 59 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a wide array of conditions affecting a child’s social,... Read More
Published on January 30, 2019
chla-eliana-survive.jpg By Michael Y. Park It seems like the magic of the moment sweeps up Eliana, unannounced, at key instances in her life. Last year it happened at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, when she was brought onstage by none other than musician, producer and music mogul... Read More

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