CHLA News & Media

Published on December 7, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Miracle-in-May-842x600-01.jpg Costco Wholesale [slideshow_field:embed] By Katie Sweeney For five weeks in 1987, Joan Anderson found herself living at Children's Hospital Los Angeles—staying day and night with her infant daughter, who needed surgery and treatment for a stomach blockage and infection... Read More
Published on December 6, 2018
180866881177_0.jpg FDA grants accelerated approval for Vitrakvi® (larotrectinib) for the treatment of solid tumors. This is the second FDA-approved drug for cancers based on their genetic makeup as opposed to location in the body.While other toddlers her age were fighting naptime, two-year-old... Read More
Published on December 6, 2018
CHLA-Imagine-2018-Winter-Sophia-842x600-01.jpg Changing the Future for Children and Adults With a Rare Blood Disease [slideshow_field:embed] By Candace Pearson At 97, Sophia Scano Fitzmaurice has been investing in research into thalassemia, an inherited form of anemia, for 64 years. In that time, she has seen... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Yves De Clerck.jpg New study reveals how cancer manipulates our immune system to become harder to treat Many factors affect cancer treatment outcome, such as the size and location of the tumor, availability of effective treatments, and timing of intervention. But some cancers are so... Read More
Published on December 5, 2018
Grikscheit_Tracy_03-24-13-2.jpg Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. She has been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the... Read More
Published on December 4, 2018
chla-rehab-audiology-cue-feeding.jpg Cue-based feeding is a broad term to describe a process by which parents and medical providers can successfully attend to developmental cues to promote optimal feeding opportunities. It is also referred to as infant-led or demand feeding. This approach may be used to heighten... Read More
Published on November 29, 2018
chla-richard-header.jpg Katie Sweeney记 向大家介绍Richard(理查德) ,他现就读五年级,喜爱他的老师,喜欢跑步、游泳和画画。他满脸的笑容在他所到之处都能为他带来朋友。近日他曾到访很多地方,他现正住在洛杉矶,然而他真正的家是在北京。但是他的母亲希望你们知到有些关于Richard尤为重要的事情︰就是他有勇气;许多的勇气。并且从 2017年1月19日至今,他实在需要这每一股的勇气。那天,仍在北京的Richard 被确诊患有神经母细胞瘤 (neuroblastoma),这是一种由未完全发育的神经细胞引起的癌病。在他的腹腔长着一大个肿块,... Read More
Published on November 29, 2018
chla-richard-header.jpg By Katie Sweeney Meet Richard. He’s in fifth grade, loves his teacher, enjoys running, swimming and drawing, and has an ear-to-ear smile that makes him friends wherever he goes. And he’s gone a lot of places lately—while he lives in Los Angeles right now, his real home is in... Read More
Published on November 26, 2018
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg KOST 103.5 FM and KTLA to Help Launch Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Annual Holiday Fundraising Campaign With Live Broadcasts From the Hospital on Giving Tuesday LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2018) – Los Angeles’ number one morning shows for radio and television--iHeartMedia... Read More
Published on November 21, 2018
chla-randy-header.jpg Six officers race on all seven continents for the sake of helping others. By Michael Y. Park An experienced runner who’d traveled around the globe to race, Randy Pentis was used to seeing courses lined with gawking onlookers. But this? This was something else entirely... Read More
Published on November 13, 2018
chla-evabelle-header.jpg When 7-year-old Evabelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her parents found empowerment and support at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. By Candace Pearson Sometimes, the early signs that a child is ill can be so subtle, a family may not realize what’s happening—until... Read More
Published on November 1, 2018
chla-scotty-header.jpg A dying 3-year-old boy. A desperate email. A stranger’s astonishing gift. By Katie Sweeney They were flying down the 101 freeway through Santa Barbara—the kids in the back seat, Chris at the wheel, and Holly next to him, frantically poring over the medical file the doctor... Read More
Published on October 25, 2018
chla-win-header.jpg An unconventional treatment at CHLA heals a fluke injury, and helps a baseball phenom get back on track. By Matt Villano Yes, his name is really Win. It’s appropriate considering what the 12-year-old Manhattan Beach phenom does on the baseball diamond. It also applies to... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
CHLA-Khemani-Robinder-782x439-Thumb.jpg An international team, led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, issues key findings on Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome LOS ANGELES — According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (... Read More
Published on October 24, 2018
chla-decoding-swelling.jpg Swelling in a child can happen for different reasons, but most commonly happens after trauma or medical condition. Another common cause of swelling is a condition called lymphedema. Since I often work children with lymphedema, parents will ask me questions regarding the cause of... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Viviano-Kimmel-Iger-01-Thumb.jpg Late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and global play and entertainment company Hasbro Honored for Their ‘Courage to Care’ In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (... Read More
Published on October 23, 2018
CHLA-Miller-Murphy-Donation-01.jpg The couple’s son received lifesaving care at CHLA, which will name a floor in his honor On behalf of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Family, Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, have made a landmark $10... Read More
Published on October 11, 2018
chla-picky-eaters-health-network.jpg By Bhavana Arora, MD, Medical Director, CHLA Health Network   Have you ever chased your toddler around with a spoon, flying it like an airplane, hoping to land one morsel of food in the child’s mouth? If so, your child might be a picky eater. Picky eaters respond to a... Read More
Published on October 11, 2018
chla-dylan-header.jpg CHLA’s Heart Institute gives an 11-year-old baseball player a chance to get back in the game. By Matt Villano When it comes to baseball, “heart” is one of those intangibles in a player that scouts covet. Generally, the word refers to a variety of attributes including... Read More
Published on October 3, 2018
261122-Portrait-Nurse Story Photo Facebook.jpg Phyllis D’Ambra will never forget the day that changed her life. A teenager sitting quietly among her peers in a classroom at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro, Calif., she was summoned to the principal’s office. “There were 62 of us in the senior class and the... Read More

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