CHLA News & Media

Published on July 28, 2017
chla-handy-heroes-camp-2017-obstacle-course.jpg Another summer, another camp. But this specific camp let’s you be a hero! …A ‘Handy Hero’ that is! Created and led by occupational therapists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Handy Heroes Therapy Camp is a fun, motivating, and therapeutic summer day camp program designed... Read More
Published on July 25, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg For Immediate Release LOS ANGELES – Today the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with efforts that could dismantle the protections and coverage established under the Medicaid program and the Affordable Care Act. Nearly half of the nation’s Medicaid recipients are children.... Read More
Published on July 19, 2017
CHLA_PandaExpress_071817_0131.jpg The Longtime CHLA Supporter will have the Hospital’s Sixth Inpatient Floor Named In Its Honor LOS ANGELES – Panda Express has made a $10 million philanthropic commitment to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). In honor of this pledge, the sixth floor of the Marion and... Read More
Published on July 18, 2017
Pollitt_Chair_NICCU-IMG_3111_Edit_Option 4.jpg Endowment supports research priorities to improve outcomes and clinical care for more than 2,000 infants and high-risk pregnant women who depend on CHLA each year (R to L) Dr. Philippe Friedlich, CHLA chief of Neonatology; Paul Viviano, CHLA president and CEO; Byron... Read More
Published on July 14, 2017
chla-to-the-bone-dr-mackenzie.jpg ​ On the heels of Netflix’s controversial series about suicide, “13 Reasons Why,” comes the company’s latest offering focusing on a serious mental health issue: “To the Bone.” The film, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival this year, focuses on eating disorders. While... Read More
Published on July 13, 2017
chla-plastic-maxillofacial-surgery-madison-kasey.jpg This story originally appeared in the TroDent, the official publication for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Read more stories like this in their Summer 2017 issue. Madison Carmenate can easily call Children’s Hospital Los Angeles her second home.... Read More
Published on July 12, 2017
chla-portion-sizes-for-kids-smart-bites.jpg ​ Trying to eat healthy today can be a challenge. You can eat all the right foods, but if the portion sizes are not appropriate, you may not be eating as healthy as you think you are. Portion sizes (especially for high-calorie/low-nutrient foods) have increased greatly over... Read More
Published on July 12, 2017
chla-lets-get-moving-rehab-audio.jpg ​ Getting the whole family moving for better health The World Health Organization and the American Heart Association recommend for kids to be active 60 minutes per day, seven days a week in order to lower the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. This also offers... Read More
Published on July 11, 2017
Max-Presser-0142.JPG LOS ANGELES  – As the health care battle on Capitol Hill enters a critical stage, child actor Max Page, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) heart patient, is heading to Washington D.C. sponsored by CHLA to attend the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, hosted... Read More
Published on July 11, 2017
mostwired-2017-healthcarethumb.jpg Prestigious award by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine recognizes excellence in adoption of technology for improving digital healthcare access, security and care LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2017) – Seamless. Secure. Simple. Ask any company's Information Technology... Read More
Published on July 11, 2017
chla-max-page-family-advocacy-day-2017.jpg ​ Max Page, 12, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot, at birth. He  has undergone 12 heart surgeries and procedures since he was three months old. Earlier this year, he was hospitalized for 32 days with endocarditis, an infection on the inner... Read More
Published on July 10, 2017
CHLA-Guy-Young.jpg New therapy decreases incidence of bleeding by nearly 90% An international team of hematologists including Guy Young, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found that in patients with hemophilia A with inhibitors, a novel therapy called emicizumab, decreases incidence... Read More
Published on July 7, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Prospective blood donors should schedule an appointment Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is experiencing a blood shortage and is in need of donations of all blood types and platelets. During the summer months and holidays blood donations decrease. This year’s blood... Read More
Published on July 5, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Managing parents’ expectations of urgent care is central to achieving satisfaction, study says Physician researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) surveyed caregivers to understand their expectations and satisfaction of urgent care in a pediatric emergency... Read More
Published on June 30, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continues to champion preserving child health in California and nationally. Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer of CHLA, has shared the case against the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) with several US Senators personally... Read More
Published on June 27, 2017
chla-sports-snack-header.jpg Summer vacation is upon us, and with summer comes a variety of summer sports leagues. During this time of year, many children attend daylong sports camps and meets, weekend-long tournaments, and late-afternoon-into-evening sporting events. Although many events have concession... Read More
Published on June 27, 2017
chla-ear-wax.jpg Parents often ask, “Why do we have earwax?  Why do some children produce so much wax? Can wax buildup cause hearing loss?” Today we're going to answer a few of those questions and give you the lowdown about earwax and hearing! What is earwax? Although earwax may look... Read More
Published on June 26, 2017
CHLA-US-News-World-Report-USNWR-2017-HP-Mobile.jpg Hospital improves national rankings in eight of ten pediatric specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious 2017-18 survey of best children’s hospitals LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in... Read More
Published on June 23, 2017
chla-infant-potty-training-elimination-communication.jpg ​ Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative?... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American... Read More