CHLA News & Media

Published on April 4, 2019
chla-jamie-beerggren-header.jpg How occupational therapist Jamie Berggren helps infants recover from a potentially disabling nerve injury suffered at birth. By Jeff Weinstock Therapy is a bummer, Maurice could tell you. It’s his first teachable moment, and at 8 months old he’s receiving it on his stomach... Read More
Published on April 3, 2019
shutterstock_1315063445 (1).jpg Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may face daily challenges in the areas of social interaction and engaging with others, communication, sensory processing, cognitive difficulties and motor planning and coordination skills.   Having your child work with an... Read More
Published on March 19, 2019
183568667097_0.jpg A cancer gene called MYCN (red) appears in high levels in cone cells (green). These cone cells can go on to form retinoblastoma tumors. Image provided by Dr. Hardeep Singh, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
CPM pipet.png Considering the implications of precision medicine for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric... Read More
Published on March 15, 2019
chla-elliott-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, a nurse brought a special gift into 2-year-old Elliott’s room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: a pair of eclipse glasses. It was the day of the much-anticipated total solar eclipse—the first in nearly a century to be... Read More
Published on March 14, 2019
Cobrinik cones.jpg CHLA researcher receives $1.6M grant to study cellular and genetic changes that underlie retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age and accounts for approximately 4% of childhood cancers. If not diagnosed... Read More
Published on March 8, 2019
183313552487_0.jpg They wear lab coats in place of capes, safety goggles instead of masks, and wield pipets - not swords. But they are still our heroes.At CHLA, we are proud to honor women in science for International Women’s Day!Please visit www.chla.org/womeninscience to learn about 6 talented... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Mona-Patel-1500x800.jpg Mona Patel, MD Driven to Effect Change We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build healthier... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Joyce-Javier-1500x800.jpg Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS Supporting Vulnerable Communities Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Bianca-Edison-1500x800.jpg Bianca Edison, MD, MS Finding the Best Possible Answer We celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Jodi-Ogden-1500x800.jpg Jodi Ogden, MBA Doing Important work Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope and build... Read More
Published on March 7, 2019
Monica-Horn-1500x800.jpg Monica Horn, RN Finding Strength, Sharing Strength Today we celebrate women who tear down walls, face challenges head-on and push boundaries in their field of expertise and beyond. They are mentors, advocates, leaders and healers who work passionately to create hope... Read More
Published on March 4, 2019
Make March Matter small logo More than 100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its fourth annual Make March Matter campaign Monday. Actor and longtime CHLA... Read More
Published on March 1, 2019
183141989467_0.png When blood flow is blocked in the brain, a small portion of brain tissue starves and dies – this is known as a stroke. By the time a patient with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is 30 years old, he or she has a 50% chance of having a stroke. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physician... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
CHLA-Jennifer-Raymond.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven model of care that Clinical Diabetes Director, Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, developed to increase treatment compliance among difficult... Read More
Published on February 28, 2019
chla-kairi-header.jpg What caused a young girl’s liver and kidney disease? The mystery continues as her doctors plan for a transplant of both organs. By Jeff Weinstock Rachel Lestz, MD, not one to mince words or to conserve them, is abruptly stuck in a pause, halfway between a plausible... Read More
Published on February 22, 2019
chla-ruben-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney The new heart was on its way down from the helipad. At the same time, Cynthia Herrington, MD, was carefully removing Ruben’s old heart from his chest. It was a heart she had seen before—she had operated on it when Ruben, now 2, was just a few days old... Read More
Published on February 21, 2019
chla-charlie-hlhs-header.jpg Young Charlie is living a full life—with half a heart By Matt Villano  Considering the amount of love in his life, considering how much he seems to enjoy every moment with his siblings and parents, it’s hard to believe 8-month-old Charlie was born with half a heart... Read More
Published on February 15, 2019
chla-social-media-healthnetwork.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director CHLA Health Network   Parents of teenagers can feel like they’re constantly fighting for their kids’ attention. The competition? Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.   Consider this: Today’s teens do not know a world... Read More
Published on February 14, 2019
182806620962_0.jpg How a fish smaller than a pinky finger holds big clues to saving heartsWhat do zebrafish and newborn babies have in common? Both are small, yet hold vast potential for the future. But these two organisms are more intertwined than you might think.Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, of... Read More

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