Published on December 19, 2017
Who could make a sing-along the coolest thing ever?
Gwen and songwriter Justin Tranter, along with their crew, brought festive cheer to the Family Lounge at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Lights, Christmas trees and holiday headbands set the mood as Gwen... Read More
Published on December 18, 2017
On a bright, sunny weekend in March 2017, Aubrey and Tyler Kelly decided to celebrate their new family of five with a camping trip before the end of Tyler’s paternity leave. They piled their three kids—4-year-old Sierra; Pierce, not quite 2; and Harper, only 4-and-a-half weeks... Read More
Published on December 15, 2017
Kennedy Rae Lewis’ mom expected her first ride to be in the back seat of her car on the way home from the hospital. Instead, it was in a helicopter, just hours after she was born—and it was a ride on which her life depended.
Kennedy arrived ten weeks early via emergency... Read More
Published on December 14, 2017
Study findings indicate a more effective way to slow organ damage in Alport syndrome
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles – tiny protein-filled structures – isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be used to effectively... Read More
Published on December 12, 2017
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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