CHLA News & Media

21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Hearing plays an important role in communication, speech, language development and learning. Hearing loss (even partial hearing loss) is more common than you think. Earlier this year, ABC 7 did a story on ear buds and hearing loss, stating that one in five people in their... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is One of Only Eight in Nation To Receive Accreditation Which Demonstrates Team’s Exceptional Ability to Diagnose and Treat Movement Disorders   The Motion Analysis Lab team at... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Being a nurse has given me the opportunity to experience many things, from taking care of children, helping parents, collaborating with other nurses and working where I can learn something new every day. I’d like to share a story about one of our patients, Joanna* and how she... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Note: resources for this blog post came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most parents know that lead is bad for children. We have heard that it was removed from paints and that pencils no longer have lead in them. But the danger of lead still remains... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Patients who wanted to watch the new acclaimed animated film, RIO 2, didn't have to go far--thanks to Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit organization that brings the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals, and 20th Century Fox, kids of... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg I often think about the memories my children will carry into their adulthood of playing with dad (me!). Riding bikes, splashing in the pool or the many trips to the playground are all great things we do in warm weather. But don’t feel stuck indoors when the weather goes cold.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Multiple Campaigns and Events Launching to Celebrate Hospital’s Future and 110-year History MEDIA CONTACT:  Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121 Email: A two-story home on... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A couple of weeks ago I wrote about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries: the causes and symptoms. Knee injuries are not fun and can take young athletes off the field or court for a significant amount of time. For example, my recovery time after I tore my ACL in my... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg CONTACT: Lorenzo Benet, 323-361-4823 Email: LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2012) – Julien Kern has been appointed to the position of legal counsel for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Julien... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg When I was a child, I remember my mom being concerned about her weight after having 6 children. I also remember how moody and irritable she became at one time when she was taking diet pills. Although I was too young to know why, my older siblings called her diet pills “grouchy... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg When a mom gives birth and starts to breastfeed for the first time, the first questions I am asked are, “What foods are okay to eat?  What should I avoid during breastfeeding?” The answer to these questions is easy…Nothing! I’ll explain in this post. Should I Remove... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Soon after becoming a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 11-year-old Connor and his mom discovered something wonderful and unexpected—the hospital hosts a steady stream of therapy dogs! Connor with therapy dog, Rocky.   In 20 stays over the past eight... Read More
sunscreen safety.jpg This blog post originally published on August 30, 2011. The FDA has requirements for over-the-counter sunscreens. Prior to the changes, the regulations on sunscreen only addressed concerns with protection against Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Current standards include... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Media Contact: Amanda Hedlund Office: 323-361-7691 Email: LOS ANGELES – November 3, 2011 – Pediatric retina surgeon, Thomas C. Lee, MD, has been appointed division head... Read More
cloth diapers.jpg Cloth diapers … I know what you’re thinking! But continue reading and you may consider switching to cloth diapers for your bundle of joy. Before I read the many reviews and searched the Internet for information about cloth diapers, I was riding the disposable diaper wave.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   Rosalind Grushkin, MSW, LCSW, CFP, is a social worker at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and director of the Holidays from the Heart Program. Vote in online... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg On September 30, the Teen Lounge was filled with laughing kids and parents as they got to take in a special screening of the 25th season premiere of America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV) alongside the comedic host, Tom Bergeron. Tom was an instant hit with all the patients... Read More
chla-hiking-rn-remedies.jpg As you’re enjoying the early fall weather and outdoor adventures, like hiking, don’t forget to make safety a priority to help keep illness and injuries from spoiling family fun time. Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Disease at Children’s... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Salty Sea Air Provides Therapeutic Benefits for CF Patients CONTACT: Lyndsay LaGree at (323) 361-4121 LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 26, 2011 -- For most people, surfing is a fun sport. But for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients, it’s also therapy. That’s why... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   The staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles celebrates the news of the hospital's Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. (Seated l-r): Margaux Chan, RN, BSN,CPN, Susan Crandall, RN, BSN,CCRN, Mary Dee Hacker,... Read More