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Published on May 16, 2018
10E4_CHLA90_2[2] (tumor-associated macrophages) Findings suggest new therapeutic approach for children with high-risk disease Investigators at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages—a type of... Read More
Published on May 16, 2018
MRI of brain (1).jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have determined that in children receiving gadolinium as a contrast agent to enhance MRI examinations, signal changes attributed solely to deposition of this material in the brain are not dependent on the amount of gadolinium... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
CHLA-Helping-Children-Handle-Scary-News-Thumbnail-01.jpg When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in mind... Read More
Published on May 11, 2018
chla-early-language-skills.jpg Many parents are hesitant to use signs with their babies because they fear it will delay their child’s verbal growth. However, research supports the use of symbolic gestures to foster language skills and verbal development. A typically developing child’s first words occur... Read More
Published on April 30, 2018
omkar-thumbnail.jpg LOS ANGELES – In the field of health care, clinical innovation is often synonymous with saving lives. And in an age where disruptive technologies and big data analytics are changing the whole world, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has found an experienced thought... Read More
Published on April 27, 2018
chla-stop-the-bleed.jpg The Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is collaborating with the American College of Surgeons Committee to lead a hands-on, community class called Stop the Bleed. Following the tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, a group of... Read More
Published on April 26, 2018
chla-katie-hawley-header.jpg Katie Hawley was a rising young soccer star when cancer hit at age 9. Now she balances a desire to be a “typical” teenager with the challenges of a life-threatening disease. By Candace Pearson At 18, Katie Hawley is such an expert at blending life as a teenager and life... Read More
Published on April 24, 2018
MMM_TT_Group 2.jpg The third annual Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter fundraising campaign raised $2 million dollars, the hospital announced Tuesday. The campaign doubled its $1 million fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with 95 businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella... Read More
Published on April 19, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Publication recognizes 140 CHLA doctors across 41 specialty areas Los Angeles magazine released its inaugural “Top Doctors” issue, honoring 140 physicians who are members of the CHLA Medical Group and affiliated with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), ranked among the... Read More
Published on April 19, 2018
chla-angelique-garcia-header.jpg Even before Angelique Garcia was born, doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles knew she had a severe form of congenital heart disease called complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVC), thanks to a prenatal echocardiogram by CHLA cardiologist Jay Pruetz, MD. In a normal... Read More
Published on April 16, 2018
chla-growing-pains.jpg If you are a parent who has been awakened from slumber with a child crying in pain, you can understand my distress at watching my son wake up in pain night after night. My son started having “growing pains” early in toddlerhood—18 months old was the first episode that I can... Read More
Published on April 12, 2018
chla-central-line-tips-rn-remedies.jpg In a previous blog, I worked with a central venous catheter (CVC) specialist to discuss proper care and hygiene of a central line, and how to troubleshoot problems that can occur. I now want to share what I have learned from caregivers who work with central lines. In addition, I... Read More
Published on April 6, 2018
chla-maipele-burns-header.jpg A rare, polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis appeared on the national radar in 2014 and may be on track to return this summer and fall. Here is one family’s story, and a look at CHLA’s innovative, multidisciplinary approach. By Candace Pearson Like many parents... Read More
Published on April 3, 2018
chla-slime-making-safety-tips.jpg If you have school-age children in your house I am sure you are familiar with the homemade slime craze. Many parents love the idea of making slime and why not? It’s a rare chance for kids to be technology-free, and encourages them to express their creativity by adding different... Read More
Published on March 30, 2018
chla-adler-header.jpg Robert Adler, MD, MSEd, doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a pediatrician. “It never gets boring, because every family is different,” he says. “Every family has different aspirations and goals for their kids.” After 40 years in the field, his enthusiasm is still... Read More
Published on March 21, 2018
Nagiel_Spark-surgery_1A_resized.jpg The goal is to improve vision using this revolutionary one-time treatment Surgeons of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles completed a revolutionary gene replacement procedure on Tuesday, March 20 at 9:20 AM, to restore vision in a patient with retinal... Read More
Published on March 20, 2018
Nagiel_Spark-surgery_2A_resized.jpg On March 20, 2018, surgeons at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, treated the hospital’s first patient with gene therapy. The complex eye surgery was performed by dedicated retina specialist, Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD, of The Vision Center at CHLA, on an adult patient with Leber’s... Read More
Published on March 20, 2018
grace-rose-mmm-header.jpg My name is Grace Rose and I’m 15 years old. I was born with cystic fibrosis, which is a life-threatening disease that attacks my lungs and digestive system. I need to be watched carefully and treated often. I’ve been going to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since I was very... Read More
Published on March 15, 2018
chla-gait-trainer.jpg One of the most exciting milestones for parents is their child’s first steps. They will film it, post it on social media, and tell all their friends about that exciting day. So it is no surprise that as a physical therapist to children with special needs, I am often asked, “Will... Read More
Published on March 14, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg In addition to providing world-class care for children diagnosed with biliary atresia, physicians in the Liver Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are trying to understand biliary atresia and find better ways to treat it. What is biliary atresia? Biliary... Read More

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