CHLA News & Media

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
Published on November 7, 2017
CHLA-Jeffrey-Gold.jpg Study finds that virtual reality is effective in reducing pain during certain medical procedures Virtual reality has emerged into popular culture with an ever-widening array of applications including clinical use in a pediatric healthcare center. Children undergo necessary... Read More
Published on November 7, 2017
chla-sydney-ortho-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Have you ever found yourself thinking about someone who made a significant impact on your life? And have you wished that you could tell that person just how grateful you are? Fourteen-year-old Sydney has had those thoughts many times over the years—... Read More
Published on November 6, 2017
CHLA-Pulsipher2.jpg New Cellular Therapy Approach for Children with Compromised Immune Systems Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with Michael Keller, MD from Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC... Read More
Published on November 1, 2017
chla-halloween-2017-header.jpg This has been the biggest Halloween celebration at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles yet! With our corporate partners and supporters, we were able to continue the costume distribution by Capital Group, card distribution by Service Titan and the Pumpkin Party! The... Read More
Published on October 31, 2017
CHLA-Sheree Schrager, PhD.jpg   Findings expected to enable development of targeted and effective interventions for LGB youth at risk Sheree Schrager, PhD, MS, an investigator at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and fellow investigator, Jeremy Goldbach, PhD, of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck... Read More
Published on October 27, 2017
chla-andrew-fireballs-header.jpg In South Pasadena, patients with neuromuscular disease come together over baseball. By Matt Villano Everybody who knows 6-year-old Andrew Escamilla always expected he would play professional baseball someday. His father, a diehard Dodgers fan, took the boy to see the... Read More
Published on October 18, 2017
MRI of newborn infant brain and 3-D image of subcortical structures.web_.jpg Findings expected to enable design of early interventions to improve healthy neurodevelopment Natasha Leporé, PhD, a principal investigator in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institute... Read More
Published on October 17, 2017
Logan's NICCU and Pediatric Surgery Team One identical twin boy, among the first born under this partnership, was able to receive specialized care at Providence Saint John’s NICU and emergency surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for a complex condition   CHLA neonatologists and pediatric surgeons... Read More
Published on October 16, 2017
chla-sickle-cell-blog.jpg Besides treating children with cancer, our Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treats kids who have a genetic hematological disorder. This blog is about one type of hematological disorder called sickle cell disease (SCD).... Read More
Published on October 12, 2017
Surgeons web.jpg Study indicates proof of concept for using a surrogate liquid biopsy to provide genetic profile of retinoblastoma tumors Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not diagnosed early, retinoblastoma may result in loss of... Read More
Published on October 11, 2017
chla-red-star-riders-rehab-therapies-sally-header.jpg Do you remember your first bike? I do. It was purple, had a flowered banana seat, purple and white fringes coming off of the handlebars and, of course, training wheels. I loved that bike and remember riding it all over the neighborhood—falls and all.  Children’s Hospital... Read More

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