CHLA News & Media

Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA_Walk_LA_2017_0693.jpg Community walk raises $340,000 to date in support of CHLA’s life-giving health care services Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) hosted its inaugural Walk L.A. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Griffith Park, raising  $340,000 for the hospital to date. The four-kilometer... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA-Needle-in-a-Haystack.jpg Improved disease assessment aids in prediction of relapse in children Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
chla-mr-bzeek-foster-parent.jpg The ancient rabbis decreed there are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of royalty. But the crown of a good name surpasses them all. Some of these children come to him without names, so this most faithful Muslim does what the old Hebrew... Read More
Published on June 21, 2017
CHLA-Alternative-Disposable-Diapers.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? The... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Next-generation sequencing panel tests for full spectrum of childhood cancers Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKidsSM, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers. OncoKidsSM is intended to... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Got 10 minutes? Make the most of your time and squeeze in a quick workout! Regular physical activity improves heart and lung function, reduces the risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, increases bone and muscle strength, and improves your mood and mental health. The... Read More
Published on June 18, 2017
chla-first-walk-la-header-1.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted its inaugural Walk L.A. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Griffith Park. The fun, community event gave patients, their families and friends, and CHLA staff a unique opportunity to walk in solidarity to help improve the health of children.... Read More
Published on June 13, 2017
chla-13-reasons-why-netflix.jpg Over the past few months, controversy has circled over Netflix’s latest original series, “13 Reasons Why.” The show, which targets teens and young adults, focuses on a complicated topic: adolescent suicide. Sara Sherer, PhD, a psychologist and the director of Behavioral... Read More
Published on June 8, 2017
chla-palmer-spine.jpg Palmer Naftal wasn’t supposed to jump that day. It was the first track meet of the 2017 season, and the 17-year-old Calabasas High School junior was standing on the sidelines, watching his teammates compete in the long jump—and growing increasingly restless. Last season,... Read More
Published on June 1, 2017
GroupPhoto-web-0058.JPG Medicaid reform under the American Health Care Act threatens CHLA’s mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children in Southern California and beyond (Left to right) Back row: Paul S. Viviano, CHLA president and CEO; Jennifer Page; Cristian Mendoza,... Read More
Published on May 31, 2017
JimStein-NewsThumb.jpg Following a nationwide search, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has named James Stein, MD, MSc, FACS, FAAP as the hospital’s inaugural senior vice president and chief medical officer, beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Stein will be responsible for developing care delivery... Read More
Published on May 31, 2017
CHLA-Abby-Jackson-Dr-Stein-Thumbnail.jpg The way 16-year-old field hockey sensation Abigail “Abby” Jackson sees it, the same Children’s Hospital Los Angeles doctor changed her life twice. The first time, James Stein, MD, now chief medical officer, operated on a 3-day-old baby. The second time, more than a decade... Read More
Published on May 30, 2017
chla-learning-to-talk.jpg Learning to Talk: Speech Milestones During the First 18 Months From the day you bring your baby home from the hospital, talk, sing and read to her every day. There is a strong correlation between the number of words a baby hears and their later success in school; more words... Read More
Published on May 30, 2017
TomHolland-Spiderman-2017-5-15-0077-resize.jpg Look out! Here comes Spider-Man!   Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the upcoming superhero movie SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, swung by to visit some of our kids!     Donned in the official suit from the movie, Tom visited patients on the... Read More
Published on May 26, 2017
chla-postpartum-depression.jpg Welcoming a new child into your family is one of the most exciting experiences as a parent. However, in some cases the joy of childbirth can be overshadowed by overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, self-doubt, inadequacy and exhaustion as you face the challenges of... Read More
Published on May 24, 2017
chla-whats-in-your-cup.jpg The weather is changing with warmer temperatures and longer days, which is always an exciting sign that summer is near. With more opportunities to be more active outside, chances are we are going to be sweating and drinking more fluids throughout the day. Maintaining adequate... Read More
Published on May 23, 2017
RobertShaddyAnnouncementThumb.jpg Dr. Shaddy to serve as CHLA's Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs; also appointed Chair of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Robert Shaddy, M.D.   LOS ANGELES – After an extensive... Read More
Published on May 18, 2017
chla-valentino-ricciotti-toys.jpg One toy can make a world of difference. After nearly three years of extended stays at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, this was one of the most enduring takeaways for 6-year-old Valentino Ricciotti and his family. From early 2012 till late 2015, Valen, as his family calls him... Read More
Published on May 17, 2017
Henri-Ford-AcceptingRoyalCollegeFellowship-horiz.jpg Ford earns an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is elected president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association LOS ANGELES -- In a storied medical career filled with accolades and achievements, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Vice... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
marion-pavilion.jpg It may be the greatest understatement to call Marion Anderson merely a friend of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Marion was, and will always be, so much more. With her passing, we have lost a stalwart guardian of the children of Los Angeles, one with a giant's heart and a... Read More