CHLA News & Media

Published on May 31, 2017
CHLA-Abby-Jackson-Dr-Stein-Thumbnail.jpg The way 16-year-old field hockey sensation Abigail “Abby” Jackson sees it, the same Children’s Hospital Los Angeles doctor changed her life twice. The first time, James Stein, MD, now chief medical officer, operated on a 3-day-old baby. The second time, more than a decade... Read More
Published on May 30, 2017
chla-learning-to-talk.jpg Learning to Talk: Speech Milestones During the First 18 Months From the day you bring your baby home from the hospital, talk, sing and read to her every day. There is a strong correlation between the number of words a baby hears and their later success in school; more words... Read More
Published on May 30, 2017
TomHolland-Spiderman-2017-5-15-0077-resize.jpg Look out! Here comes Spider-Man!   Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the upcoming superhero movie SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, swung by to visit some of our kids!     Donned in the official suit from the movie, Tom visited patients on the... Read More
Published on May 26, 2017
chla-postpartum-depression.jpg Welcoming a new child into your family is one of the most exciting experiences as a parent. However, in some cases the joy of childbirth can be overshadowed by overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, self-doubt, inadequacy and exhaustion as you face the challenges of... Read More
Published on May 24, 2017
chla-whats-in-your-cup.jpg The weather is changing with warmer temperatures and longer days, which is always an exciting sign that summer is near. With more opportunities to be more active outside, chances are we are going to be sweating and drinking more fluids throughout the day. Maintaining adequate... Read More
Published on May 23, 2017
RobertShaddyAnnouncementThumb.jpg Dr. Shaddy to serve as CHLA's Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs; also appointed Chair of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Robert Shaddy, M.D.   LOS ANGELES – After an extensive... Read More
Published on May 18, 2017
chla-valentino-ricciotti-toys.jpg One toy can make a world of difference. After nearly three years of extended stays at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, this was one of the most enduring takeaways for 6-year-old Valentino Ricciotti and his family. From early 2012 till late 2015, Valen, as his family calls him... Read More
Published on May 17, 2017
Henri-Ford-AcceptingRoyalCollegeFellowship-horiz.jpg Ford earns an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is elected president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association LOS ANGELES -- In a storied medical career filled with accolades and achievements, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Vice... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
marion-pavilion.jpg It may be the greatest understatement to call Marion Anderson merely a friend of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Marion was, and will always be, so much more. With her passing, we have lost a stalwart guardian of the children of Los Angeles, one with a giant's heart and a... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
placeholder.PNG Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was designated as a Magnet organization in 2008 and 2013 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.  This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.  In June 2017, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is applying for re-... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
CHLA-HealthyLeft DiseasedRight.jpgWEB.jpg Role of NKT and CD8 T-cells demonstrated in mice and humans A team of investigators led by Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has identified key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Current treatment for the disorder... Read More
Published on May 16, 2017
chla-jimmy-kimmel-heart-defect.png On Monday, May 1, a TV-show host known for jokes and pranks did something most comedians try to avoid—he made America cry. More than 13 million people have already watched the clip online, as Jimmy Kimmel described the emotional experience of watching his newborn son diagnosed... Read More
Published on May 15, 2017
Abdel_Azim_Hisham_03_2015_003_4x6_0.jpg Prevents production of antibodies that fight infection in children after bone marrow transplantation Researchers from the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric... Read More
Published on May 10, 2017
chla-exercising-speech-movements.jpg You want a big bicep, so you go to the gym and lift heavy weights to make it stronger. You want to throw the perfect pitch in a baseball game, so you practice the movements until they are second nature and you are pitching no-hitters. Naturally, mouth muscles would be... Read More
Published on May 10, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg ​ This Op-Ed was first published in The Hill on 5/9/17. Like many of you, I watched late night host Jimmy Kimmel share with the world a deeply personal account of how his son, just a few days old, required lifesaving surgery for a genetic heart defect. I ached when I saw... Read More
Published on May 10, 2017
chla-nutrition-news.jpg In today’s era of social media and 24-hour news cycles, exposure to nutrition information is greater than ever. Like with any other news sources, however, it can sometimes be difficult to know whom to trust. In a handful of states, including California, the title “... Read More
Published on May 9, 2017
HB_CHLA_5_3_2017_0795-health-network_v2.jpg More than 100 Community Pediatricians Have Joined CHLA to Improve Child Health in Southern California Children's Hospital Los Angeles Health Network Board of Managers (Left to Right): George Weiss, Executive Director, CHLA Health Network; James C. Henry, MD, Board of... Read More
Published on May 8, 2017
CHLA-44427_PaulViviano_ResearCHLA_2016_1000x525-v2.jpg Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is extremely grateful to Jimmy Kimmel for his thoughtful remarks about children’s health issues on his Monday, May 1 telecast.  By opening a dialogue via his ABC talk show, Mr. Kimmel has had a tremendous impact in raising awareness about... Read More
Published on May 8, 2017
Make March Matter small logo Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today that its annual Make March Matter ™ campaign raised $1.7 million. For the second consecutive year, the month-long initiative exceeded its $1 million fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with more than 100 businesses in Los... Read More
Published on May 5, 2017
CHLA-Pat Levitt.jpg Signal processing technique improves analysis of ultrasonic vocalizations Vocalization plays a significant role in social communication across species such as speech by humans and song by birds. Male mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations in the presence of females and both... Read More