CHLA News & Media

Published on August 22, 2017
CHLA-fMRI-Obesity-shutterstock.jpg Study uses fMRI to observe relationship between neurological activity and risk for obesity A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to... Read More
Published on August 21, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg For the third year in a row, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) a $25,000 grant to help further develop Hollywood’s role in supporting the hospital’s Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists program. Facilitated by... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
chla-high-calorie-nutrition-smart-bites.jpg Often times when children or adolescents are not growing well, they are encouraged to eat a high-calorie diet to help promote weight gain. While it might seem easier to provide fast food, candy and other junk food to increase calories, it is still important to focus on building... Read More
Published on August 18, 2017
chla-speech-development-rehab-audio-therapies-header.jpg As a speech-language pathologist, I often get asked by parents, “When should my child start talking?” Although every child progresses at their own pace, these are some guidelines for typical development. Birth to 3 months: Crying is your baby’s first form of communication... Read More
Published on August 16, 2017
chla-opioids-tanaka.jpg With the rise in national opioid abuse, some parents might wonder if their teens have heard about, encountered or even tried opioids. Diane Tanaka, MD, medical director of the Teenage and Young Adult Health Center, the Homeless Adolescent Wellness Center and the My Voice... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
CHLA-Fabbri-Muller web.jpg Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma – the third most common type of childhood cancer... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-playla-1.jpg It’s been a year of firsts for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Play L.A. took place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and it brought together the local sports community for an ultimate “play day,” while promoting healthy and active lifestyles... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-depression-cellphone.jpg By Stephanie Marcy, PhD What is the connection between unhappiness and smartphone usage with kids? What are you seeing now? Stephanie Marcy, PhD: Research is demonstrating that there is a rise in anxiety and depression in youth that they are linking directly to smartphone... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
chla-back-to-school-five-tips.jpg Summer is ending and that means no more late nights, sleeping-in, or spending hours playing video games. Instead, it’s time to head back to school where days are filled with classroom lectures and homework.  Sounds dreadful, right? It doesn’t have to. In fact, with a... Read More
Published on August 9, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg More accurate diagnoses translate to more effective treatment and better outcomes Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have succeeded in better defining a rare pediatric malignant liver disease — a necessary step in achieving an optimum treatment. The research... Read More
Published on August 7, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Preparing health care professionals to care for the next generation of adolescents and young adults Is California prepared to meet the specialized healthcare needs of the next generation of teens? According to the American Board of Pediatrics, there are only 51 physicians in... Read More
Published on August 1, 2017
mitchell-blakey-heart-transplant-header.jpg Marnie Blakey doesn’t remember anything about Feb. 5, 2007—anything before 10 p.m., that is. The phone call came at 10. She will always remember it, and of course, everything that followed. Prior to that call, though, the day is a blank. Did she force herself out of bed... Read More
Published on July 31, 2017
miguel-torres-fb-thumb.jpg Miguel Torres is a 14-year-old center midfielder with a big dream: to one day play professional soccer. “I love soccer. I like moving the ball around and having the ball at my feet,” the Gardena teen explains. “And I really like running.” While a lot of kids love to run... Read More
Published on July 28, 2017
chla-handy-heroes-camp-2017-obstacle-course.jpg Another summer, another camp. But this specific camp let’s you be a hero! …A ‘Handy Hero’ that is! Created and led by occupational therapists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Handy Heroes Therapy Camp is a fun, motivating, and therapeutic summer day camp program designed... Read More
Published on July 25, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg For Immediate Release LOS ANGELES – Today the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with efforts that could dismantle the protections and coverage established under the Medicaid program and the Affordable Care Act. Nearly half of the nation’s Medicaid recipients are children.... Read More
Published on July 19, 2017
CHLA_PandaExpress_071817_0131.jpg The Longtime CHLA Supporter will have the Hospital’s Sixth Inpatient Floor Named In Its Honor LOS ANGELES – Panda Express has made a $10 million philanthropic commitment to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). In honor of this pledge, the sixth floor of the Marion and... Read More
Published on July 18, 2017
Pollitt_Chair_NICCU-IMG_3111_Edit_Option 4.jpg Endowment supports research priorities to improve outcomes and clinical care for more than 2,000 infants and high-risk pregnant women who depend on CHLA each year (R to L) Dr. Philippe Friedlich, CHLA chief of Neonatology; Paul Viviano, CHLA president and CEO; Byron... Read More
Published on July 14, 2017
chla-to-the-bone-dr-mackenzie.jpg ​ On the heels of Netflix’s controversial series about suicide, “13 Reasons Why,” comes the company’s latest offering focusing on a serious mental health issue: “To the Bone.” The film, which competed at the Sundance Film Festival this year, focuses on eating disorders. While... Read More
Published on July 13, 2017
chla-plastic-maxillofacial-surgery-madison-kasey.jpg This story originally appeared in the TroDent, the official publication for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Read more stories like this in their Summer 2017 issue. Madison Carmenate can easily call Children’s Hospital Los Angeles her second home.... Read More
Published on July 12, 2017
chla-portion-sizes-for-kids-smart-bites.jpg ​ Trying to eat healthy today can be a challenge. You can eat all the right foods, but if the portion sizes are not appropriate, you may not be eating as healthy as you think you are. Portion sizes (especially for high-calorie/low-nutrient foods) have increased greatly over... Read More