CHLA News & Media

Published on July 10, 2017
CHLA-Guy-Young.jpg New therapy decreases incidence of bleeding by nearly 90% An international team of hematologists including Guy Young, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has found that in patients with hemophilia A with inhibitors, a novel therapy called emicizumab, decreases incidence... Read More
Published on July 7, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Prospective blood donors should schedule an appointment Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is experiencing a blood shortage and is in need of donations of all blood types and platelets. During the summer months and holidays blood donations decrease. This year’s blood... Read More
Published on July 5, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Managing parents’ expectations of urgent care is central to achieving satisfaction, study says Physician researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) surveyed caregivers to understand their expectations and satisfaction of urgent care in a pediatric emergency... Read More
Published on June 30, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continues to champion preserving child health in California and nationally. Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer of CHLA, has shared the case against the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) with several US Senators personally... Read More
Published on June 27, 2017
chla-sports-snack-header.jpg Summer vacation is upon us, and with summer comes a variety of summer sports leagues. During this time of year, many children attend daylong sports camps and meets, weekend-long tournaments, and late-afternoon-into-evening sporting events. Although many events have concession... Read More
Published on June 27, 2017
chla-ear-wax.jpg Parents often ask, “Why do we have earwax?  Why do some children produce so much wax? Can wax buildup cause hearing loss?” Today we're going to answer a few of those questions and give you the lowdown about earwax and hearing! What is earwax? Although earwax may look... Read More
Published on June 26, 2017
CHLA-US-News-World-Report-USNWR-2017-HP-Mobile.jpg Hospital improves national rankings in eight of ten pediatric specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious 2017-18 survey of best children’s hospitals LOS ANGELES – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in... Read More
Published on June 23, 2017
chla-infant-potty-training-elimination-communication.jpg ​ Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative?... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA_Walk_LA_2017_0693.jpg Community walk raises $340,000 to date in support of CHLA’s life-giving health care services Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) hosted its inaugural Walk L.A. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Griffith Park, raising  $340,000 for the hospital to date. The four-kilometer... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
CHLA-Needle-in-a-Haystack.jpg Improved disease assessment aids in prediction of relapse in children Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when... Read More
Published on June 22, 2017
chla-mr-bzeek-foster-parent.jpg The ancient rabbis decreed there are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of royalty. But the crown of a good name surpasses them all. Some of these children come to him without names, so this most faithful Muslim does what the old Hebrew... Read More
Published on June 21, 2017
CHLA-Alternative-Disposable-Diapers.jpg Two physicians examine the challenges and benefits of using an age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative? The... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Next-generation sequencing panel tests for full spectrum of childhood cancers Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKids®, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers. OncoKids® is intended to... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Got 10 minutes? Make the most of your time and squeeze in a quick workout! Regular physical activity improves heart and lung function, reduces the risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, increases bone and muscle strength, and improves your mood and mental health. The... Read More
Published on June 18, 2017
chla-first-walk-la-header-1.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted its inaugural Walk L.A. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Griffith Park. The fun, community event gave patients, their families and friends, and CHLA staff a unique opportunity to walk in solidarity to help improve the health of children.... Read More
Published on June 13, 2017
chla-13-reasons-why-netflix.jpg Over the past few months, controversy has circled over Netflix’s latest original series, “13 Reasons Why.” The show, which targets teens and young adults, focuses on a complicated topic: adolescent suicide. Sara Sherer, PhD, a psychologist and the director of Behavioral... Read More
Published on June 8, 2017
chla-palmer-spine.jpg Palmer Naftal wasn’t supposed to jump that day. It was the first track meet of the 2017 season, and the 17-year-old Calabasas High School junior was standing on the sidelines, watching his teammates compete in the long jump—and growing increasingly restless. Last season,... Read More
Published on June 1, 2017
GroupPhoto-web-0058.JPG Medicaid reform under the American Health Care Act threatens CHLA’s mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children in Southern California and beyond (Left to right) Back row: Paul S. Viviano, CHLA president and CEO; Jennifer Page; Cristian Mendoza,... Read More
Published on May 31, 2017
JimStein-NewsThumb.jpg Following a nationwide search, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has named James Stein, MD, MSc, FACS, FAAP as the hospital’s inaugural senior vice president and chief medical officer, beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Stein will be responsible for developing care delivery... Read More

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