CHLA News & Media

Published on January 25, 2019
Javier Grandparents (3).jpg How one doctor born and raised in a tightly knit Filipino culture is poised to dramatically improve the health and well-being of her community Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have... Read More
Published on January 24, 2019
Avery kids side by side.jpg By Katie Sweeney This is a story about Kalea and Noah—two siblings who are also best friends. Best, best friends.      “Oh my gosh, they are completely best friends,” says their mom, Nohea. “From the beginning, their personalities complemented each other... Read More
Published on January 23, 2019
Melanocortin2.jpg Scientists are piecing together how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight Leading a unique, collaborative research study with scientists across the globe, investigators at the University of Cambridge and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have pinpointed a... Read More
Published on January 17, 2019
12094973_991779880874715_3154610240327172240_o_Fotor.jpg The effects of childhood cancer seemed destined to thwart Alberto’s brilliance at the piano, until he was introduced to a university engineering professor who had an idea. By Jeff Weinstock Of the two ways to get on Alberto’s good side, the more obvious one is to stand to... Read More
Published on December 20, 2018
CHLA-Yong-Mi-Kim-Headshot (2).jpg Investigator Yong-Mi Kim works to uncover how the body shields leukemia cells from treatment   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most prevalent childhood cancer, with more than 3,000 new cases reported each year. The majority of patients with ALL survive... Read More
Published on December 19, 2018
chla-holiday-activities.jpg The holidays are here which means your kids may be home from daycare or school. Here are some ways from our Rehabilitation and Audiology team to keep your children occupied, entertained, and active while working toward building motor skills and promoting language.  ... Read More
Published on December 10, 2018
2018_CHLA_Murphy_Miller_842x400.jpg Ryan Murphy and David Miller Give $10 Million to CHLA [slideshow_field:embed] By Marla Lehner Their generous gift will be recognized by the naming of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor in their son's honor. Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer Ryan... Read More
Published on December 9, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Armenian-Amb-BalkianTerterianTankianOdadjianTonikian-842x600-01.jpg Working Together to Support Children's Health Care [slideshow_field:embed] By Eunice Oh Each and every donor makes an impact at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. And when donors band together, the effect can be exponential. The Ambassadors—a community of philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 8, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Shaving2-842x600-01.jpg St. Baldrick's Foundation [slideshow_field:embed] By Sara Nafie Grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation are among the most competitive in the field of pediatric cancer. Since 2005, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has received nearly $7.4 million in philanthropic... Read More
Published on December 7, 2018
chla-reiter-header.jpg Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team up to solve the puzzle of a child’s vision problems. By Candace Pearson One ordinary, random morning, when he was barely 5 years old, Reiter woke up and “he was a different child,” recalls his mother, Stephanie. “I see two... Read More
Published on December 7, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Miracle-in-May-842x600-01.jpg Costco Wholesale [slideshow_field:embed] By Katie Sweeney For five weeks in 1987, Joan Anderson found herself living at Children's Hospital Los Angeles—staying day and night with her infant daughter, who needed surgery and treatment for a stomach blockage and infection... Read More
Published on December 6, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Sophia-842x600-01.jpg Changing the Future for Children and Adults With a Rare Blood Disease [slideshow_field:embed] By Candace Pearson At 97, Sophia Scano Fitzmaurice has been investing in research into thalassemia, an inherited form of anemia, for 64 years. In that time, she has seen... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Yves De Clerck.jpg New study reveals how cancer manipulates our immune system to become harder to treat Many factors affect cancer treatment outcome, such as the size and location of the tumor, availability of effective treatments, and timing of intervention. But some cancers are so... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Grikscheit_Tracy_03-24-13-2.jpg Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. She has been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the... Read More
Published on December 4, 2018
chla-rehab-audiology-cue-feeding.jpg Cue-based feeding is a broad term to describe a process by which parents and medical providers can successfully attend to developmental cues to promote optimal feeding opportunities. It is also referred to as infant-led or demand feeding. This approach may be used to heighten... Read More
Published on November 29, 2018
chla-richard-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Meet Richard. He’s in fifth grade, loves his teacher, enjoys running, swimming and drawing, and has an ear-to-ear smile that makes him friends wherever he goes. And he’s gone a lot of places lately—while he lives in Los Angeles right now, his real home is in... Read More
Published on November 29, 2018
chla-richard-header.jpg Katie Sweeney记 向大家介绍Richard(理查德) ,他现就读五年级,喜爱他的老师,喜欢跑步、游泳和画画。他满脸的笑容在他所到之处都能为他带来朋友。近日他曾到访很多地方,他现正住在洛杉矶,然而他真正的家是在北京。但是他的母亲希望你们知到有些关于Richard尤为重要的事情︰就是他有勇气;许多的勇气。并且从 2017年1月19日至今,他实在需要这每一股的勇气。那天,仍在北京的Richard 被确诊患有神经母细胞瘤 (neuroblastoma),这是一种由未完全发育的神经细胞引起的癌病。在他的腹腔长着一大个肿块,... Read More
Published on November 26, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg KOST 103.5 FM and KTLA to Help Launch Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Annual Holiday Fundraising Campaign With Live Broadcasts From the Hospital on Giving Tuesday LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2018) – Los Angeles’ number one morning shows for radio and television--iHeartMedia... Read More
Published on November 21, 2018
chla-randy-header.jpg Six officers race on all seven continents for the sake of helping others. By Michael Y. Park An experienced runner who’d traveled around the globe to race, Randy Pentis was used to seeing courses lined with gawking onlookers. But this? This was something else entirely... Read More
Published on November 13, 2018
chla-evabelle-header.jpg When 7-year-old Evabelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her parents found empowerment and support at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. By Candace Pearson Sometimes, the early signs that a child is ill can be so subtle, a family may not realize what’s happening—until... Read More

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