CHLA News & Media

Published on February 13, 2017
CHLA-Safety-Tips-Skiing-Snowboarding-HP-Banner-Mobile.jpg Children's Hospital Los Angeles injury prevention experts provide tips for keeping your child safe this season no matter where you live LOS ANGELES – Whether or not the groundhog sees its shadow, for many kids around the country February is winter's last hurrah, a final... Read More
Published on February 9, 2017
Stent in RPA6.jpg National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week is February 7-14, 2017 LOS ANGELES — When Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) cardiologists found evidence that a portion of Nate Yamane’s pulmonary artery they had repaired once before was again narrowing, Pediatric... Read More
Published on February 6, 2017
CHLA-Tarantula-web.jpg A team of investigators, led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Paul Siegel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Purchase College of the State University of New York, have found that... Read More
Published on January 25, 2017
CHLA-3D-rendering-of-DNA.jpg Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, led by Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD, have mapped the genetic changes resulting from short bowel syndrome (SBS) using a novel zebrafish model and by performing intensive gene sequencing. This approach to determining which genes are... Read More
Published on January 25, 2017
chla-car-safety-new-law.jpg Written by Heather Ayers-Cluff, MSW, CPST; Jessica MacDonald, PT, CPST; Kathleen Palas, RN III, CPST; Mina Farag, MPH, CPSTI Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 53 requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat. The new law will NOT apply to... Read More
Published on January 23, 2017
chla-blood-donation-benefits.jpg Welcome to 2017 and National Blood Donor Month! Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I decided to make a resolution to save at least the life of one child in 2017. Here is why I made that choice and how you can join me. My friend Joe was traveling in a remote part of Asia... Read More
Published on January 20, 2017
chla-indian-castro-birth-dad.jpg Imagine a newborn so small you can hold her entire body in one hand. Then imagine the overwhelming concern and responsibility you would feel for her fragile life if this were your own child. For Nicole and Danny Castro, it doesn’t take any imagination; their daughter, Indi, born... Read More
Published on January 20, 2017
Link_Post_Image.png A muscle disorder has frozen her body and impaired her speech, but with every academic achievement, the straight-A college freshman delivers a message to those who can't see past her disabilities. You have to fight the inclination to ignore Connie Morales. Diminutive,... Read More
Published on January 19, 2017
chla-new-guidelines-peanut-allergies.jpg In the U.S., food allergies affect 1 in 13 children. Among food allergies, peanut allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis. It is life threatening, and the economic and psychosocial burdens that come with it make life much more difficult for patients and their families. As... Read More
Published on January 17, 2017
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group (CHLAMG) learned on Dec. 21, 2016 that a laptop stolen on Oct. 18 may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The password-protected laptop... Read More
Published on January 12, 2017
DrFriedlichPictureforreport-thumb.jpg LOS ANGELES -- Philippe Friedlich, MD, MSEpi, MBA, has been selected as division chief of Neonatology and director of the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (CFNM) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In this role, he will oversee the Division’s clinical, training and... Read More
Published on January 10, 2017
CHLA-Larry-Yin -2.jpg Funding supports initiatives to battle high obesity rates in West Los Angeles The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with... Read More
Published on January 5, 2017
chla-6-am-ers-blood-donors-2185.jpg A group, known as the ‘6AM-ers,’ rise early in the morning and travel from as far away as Monrovia, Pasadena and Sylmar twice a month to donate blood and platelets at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Blood Donor Center. Their special gift of life has been helping kids who are... Read More
Published on January 3, 2017
CHLA-Peterson.jpg A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls “a critical mass of evidence” of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. They discovered that regional... Read More
Published on December 29, 2016
Thumbnail-LVT300-4358.jpg Father donates liver tissue to save son's life, and the family gets a visit from CHLA's first-ever living donor liver patient, now all grown up LOS ANGELES – At 7 months old, Donovan Daniels of Westminster may not understand for some time just how serious his medical... Read More
Published on December 28, 2016
PSJ Photo6-b.jpg SANTA MONICA, CALIF. -- Providence Saint John’s Health Center is partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group to raise the level of care for the most fragile newborns in the medical center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), bringing world... Read More
Published on December 2, 2016
Freyer.jpg Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized,... Read More
Published on November 29, 2016
chla-jenny-cheng-header2.jpg When 15-year-old Jenny Cheng learned that she’d been accepted to a prestigious summer ballet and language program in Russia—earning a significant scholarship—she was beyond elated. But on that same day in April 2015, Jenny and her family also learned that her scoliosis (... Read More
Published on November 29, 2016
chla-aiden-kramer-header2.jpg A Family Fighting Leukemia Finds Answers, Care and Hope The signs were subtle. A less persistent person might have listened to the advice from the first few doctors, and just chalked it up to a sinus infection and the overactive imagination of a new mom. But Ashley Kramer... Read More
Published on November 29, 2016
chla-saylor-pierson-header2.jpg In October 2009, Megan and Christopher Pierson welcomed daughter Saylor at a local hospital near their home in Newport Beach, California. Even though their little one was born six weeks early, the proud parents were thrilled. “She was pink and crying and looked perfect,” Megan... Read More