CHLA News & Media

Published on November 1, 2018
chla-scotty-header.jpg A dying 3-year-old boy. A desperate email. A stranger’s astonishing gift. By Katie Sweeney They were flying down the 101 freeway through Santa Barbara—the kids in the back seat, Chris at the wheel, and Holly next to him, frantically poring over the medical file the doctor... Read More
Published on October 25, 2018
chla-win-header.jpg An unconventional treatment at CHLA heals a fluke injury, and helps a baseball phenom get back on track. By Matt Villano Yes, his name is really Win. It’s appropriate considering what the 12-year-old Manhattan Beach phenom does on the baseball diamond. It also applies to... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
CHLA-Khemani-Robinder-782x439-Thumb.jpg An international team, led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, issues key findings on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome LOS ANGELES — According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
chla-decoding-swelling.jpg Swelling in a child can happen for different reasons, but most commonly happens after trauma or medical condition. Another common cause of swelling is a condition called lymphedema. Since I often work children with lymphedema, parents will ask me questions regarding the cause of... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Viviano-Kimmel-Iger-01-Thumb.jpg Late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and global play and entertainment company Hasbro Honored for Their ‘Courage to Care’ In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Miller-Murphy-Donation-01.jpg The couple’s son received lifesaving care at CHLA, which will name a floor in his honor On behalf of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Family, Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, have made a landmark $10... Read More
Published on October 11, 2018
chla-picky-eaters-health-network.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network   Have you ever chased your toddler around with a spoon, flying it like an airplane, hoping to land one morsel of food in the child’s mouth? If so, your child might be a picky eater. Picky eaters respond to a... Read More
Published on October 11, 2018
chla-dylan-header.jpg CHLA’s Heart Institute gives an 11-year-old baseball player a chance to get back in the game. By Matt Villano When it comes to baseball, “heart” is one of those intangibles in a player that scouts covet. Generally, the word refers to a variety of attributes including... Read More
Published on October 3, 2018
261122-Portrait-Nurse Story Photo Facebook.jpg Phyllis D’Ambra will never forget the day that changed her life. A teenager sitting quietly among her peers in a classroom at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro, Calif., she was summoned to the principal’s office. “There were 62 of us in the senior class and the... Read More
Published on October 2, 2018
CHLA-Marachelian-Araz-782.jpg Combining a new, targeted drug with chemotherapy shows promise in children with advanced disease A phase 2 clinical trial has found that combining a novel compound called alisertib with chemotherapy has anti-tumor activity in children with high-risk, relapsed neuroblastoma.... Read More
Published on September 25, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Vons agrees to multi-year leaseback of property and remain open to public Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Vons’ parent company Albertsons announced today the completion of the purchase of the 121,729-square-foot property currently housing a Vons supermarket... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
CHLA-Lee-Helman-782x439.jpg Lee Helman, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is a founding members of a novel cancer consortium announced at the Biden Summit on Sept. 21, 2018 Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the national Biden Cancer Summit, on Sept. 21, to highlight the... Read More
Published on September 21, 2018
chla-tessa-header.jpg By Jeff Weinstock Urged on by a mantra started by her parents, Tessa fought like a tiger to overcome leukemia. It was an innocent question, one for which Meredith had the good fortune of not knowing the answer—otherwise she wouldn't have asked it: "What are labs?" After... Read More
Published on September 20, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics, led by CHLA, accelerates the development of novel pediatric medical devices from concept to commercialization The West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) was awarded $6.6... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
developing retina (2).jpg Finding in retinoblastoma could lead to new interventions Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been able to pinpoint the exact stage of development of the human retina, when cells can grow out of control and form cancer-like masses. The finding could open the... Read More
Published on September 19, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Bone Loss Associated with Cerebral Palsy   Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability originating in childhood. Approximately 2 of every 1000 babies born acquire this... Read More
Published on September 14, 2018
chla-alex-s-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney   Please, let this be an infection. Please, an infection—not leukemia.   Those were the words running over and over through Nina’s head on April 12, 2013, as she sat by her 3-year-old son Alex’s bedside at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.... Read More
Published on September 11, 2018
Gala thumbnail_2.jpg Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the sold-out event, which will feature live musical performances by Grammy-winning artists Pharrell Williams and Foo Fighters On Saturday, October 20, 2018, more than 1,400 people will attend the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles From Paris... Read More
Published on September 7, 2018
PasadenaTopDoc2018-thumb2.jpg CHLA is, once again, the most recognized pediatric medical facility in Pasadena Magazine’s "Top Doctors” issue Pasadena Magazine released its 11th annual Top Doctors issue for 2018, lauding more than 180 physicians with privileges at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA... Read More
Published on September 5, 2018
chla-asthma-tips-ferdman.jpg Tips from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist from Children's Hospital Los Angeles Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the severity.... Read More

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