CHLA News & Media

Published on March 28, 2017
Devin Waddell last day at CHLA_Fotor.jpg There was a time, not so long ago, when 15-year-old softball standout Devin Waddell might have let a bad game get her down. When she’d sometimes head home upset if her pitches hadn’t hit their mark, or she’d had an 0-for-4 weekend at the plate. But that was before she found... Read More
Published on March 27, 2017
CHLA-STEP-UP-Cohort-2016-at-NIH-Annual-Symposium.jpg Funding supports the Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Emil Bogenmann, PhD, EdD, at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, received a five-year renewal grant of $1.3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes... Read More
Published on March 24, 2017
chla-screentime-guidelines.jpg ​ Have you ever watched a 2 year old play with a smart phone? It’s fascinating to watch tiny little hands manipulate a phone or tablet so efficiently at such a young age. They are cleverer at it than many adults! They almost seem born to play this way. But our technology... Read More
Published on March 23, 2017
Poison Control Rangan.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles toxicologist stresses how laundry pods, e-cigarettes, energy drinks and prescription drugs can all look harmless, even inviting, to curious kids   LOS ANGELES — More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison... Read More
Published on March 20, 2017
Jack_Black_thumb.png Our friend Jack Black stopped by CHLA to Make March Matter. As you’d expect, Jack had no problem joining in our music therapy sessions and was happy to visit with our kids, their families and even made himself available for CHLA staff. Thank you Jack, you rock... Read More
Published on March 20, 2017
chla-myplate-smart-bites.jpg The Food Pyramid that most of us learned about in school is now ancient history. That old guideline on food groups and servings has been replaced by MyPlate. The MyPlate concept was designed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote healthy eating habits... Read More
Published on March 13, 2017
Finishing Marine Corps Marathon.jpg Brian Hacker had never met anyone else with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a disease he was diagnosed with when he was just 2 weeks old. That is, not until he came back to visit the hospital that diagnosed him, to volunteer at a camp specifically designed for kids with the... Read More
Published on March 9, 2017
chla-tom-hoag-first-kidney-transplant-doctors.jpg Thomas Hoag was 6 years old in 1967, and getting sicker by the day. As a little boy, he remembers being carted around from one doctor to the next. None of them could figure out what was wrong.  “My parents have told me that I didn’t want to play or do anything,” Hoag... Read More
Published on March 8, 2017
HoagFineKidney50th(sm)-5958.JPG On 3/7, Children's Hospital Los Angeles reunited its first pediatric kidney transplant patient with his childhood nephrologist to commemorate transplant anniversary LOS ANGELES — In February 1967, 6-year-old Tommy Hoag became the first Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)... Read More
Published on March 7, 2017
CHLA-Bansal-Peterson.jpg A study led by Ravi Bansal, PhD, and Bradley S. Peterson, MD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients with depression and that these differences normalize with appropriate medication... Read More
Published on March 3, 2017
chla-rn-remedies-babys-cough.jpg After 15 years as a respiratory therapist, 14 years of pediatric nursing and having raised two teenagers, I have become very familiar with decoding a cough. It’s always distressing to hear your little one cough, especially in the middle of the night. Still, as common as this... Read More
Published on March 3, 2017
chla-rn-remedies-winter-bundle.jpg Growing up in Southern California and raising two children gets a little tricky sometimes with our great weather. I mean, what do we know about cold temperatures? Californians think it’s cold when it hits 50 degrees outside and when it drops to 40. Well, I am happy to say that... Read More
Published on March 2, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The collaboration aims to raise $250,000 in the desert communities during March to support children’s healthcare services at CHLA and BSCC LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has partnered with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center (BSCC) in conjunction... Read More
Published on March 1, 2017
MMMKickoff-KKW-0167.JPG More than 100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA    LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its second annual Make March Matter™... Read More
Published on February 28, 2017
CHLA-Zebrafish-heart.jpg Research will lead to a better understanding of coronary vessel development and revascularization Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded nearly $1.7 million, over a four year period,... Read More
Published on February 23, 2017
chla-viviana-flores-header.png In May 2011, at her grandmother’s birthday party, Viviana Flores did something nearly unheard of for a 6 year old: She turned down a piece of cake. She and her mom, Diana Hernandez, had just come from the doctor’s office because Viviana had a stomachache. Her cousin thought... Read More
Published on February 22, 2017
CHLA-Lung-tissue.jpg In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung.  Lung aging, characterized by... Read More
Published on February 21, 2017
chla-picky-eater-smart-bites.jpg Early on when my son started trying solid foods, he would eat everything I put in front of him and like it. I remember thinking to myself, “He’s going to be such a good eater.” (My husband and I like everything and eat a wide variety of foods.) Although he still is, since he’s... Read More
Published on February 21, 2017
chla-anemia-rn-remedies.jpg I recently cared for a child who was admitted to our unit for iron deficiency anemia and worked with Sarah White, MD, to provide some family education on this very common anemia, what the cause is, the symptoms and the treatment. I am partnering with White again to discuss iron... Read More
Published on February 16, 2017
chla-oral-care.png ​ Brushing your child’s teeth is never easy. Let’s face it, for many of us it’s a stress-provoking task. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends that children have their teeth brushed twice a day for two minutes. As parents, you try and follow all the rules to... Read More