CHLA News & Media

21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg When I think about trampolines I get a little nostalgic. I remember my grade school physical education (P.E.) days when the “traveling trampoline” came to our school. I absolutely adored it! It felt like I was flying. The whole class stood around the frame as “spotters” eagerly... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Hollywood Stars and Community Leaders Celebrate Completion of New $636 Million Hospital Building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles   (left to right) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Children's Hospital... Read More
sepsis.jpg You may have heard of sepsis or septic shock. You may know someone who has had it or you may have read about it in the news. You may have heard it called “blood poisoning,” or not heard of it at all. Ara Festekjian, MD, one of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ esteemed Emergency... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg The Landry Family's Story At twenty weeks pregnant, Dayna Landry and her husband, Clark, were eagerly anticipating learning the sex of their unborn baby. Just a few minutes into the ultrasound exam, the doctor paused. Something was wrong—very wrong. The doctor immediately... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   Frank F. Ing, MD, has been named associate chief of Cardiology and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Frank Ing, MD, Will Direct the... Read More
choking.jpg Every five days, one child will die from choking in the United States. Choking is the fourth leading cause of death in children under five years of age.  For parents, these are pretty scary statistics! But the good news is that most of these deaths are preventable.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Cordova Selected to Prestigious List for Fourth Time Since 2006 LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2014) -- For the fourth time in eight years, Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been recognized in Modern Healthcare’s  “Top... Read More
shutterstock_63813412.jpg My 12-year-old niece competes in Irish Dancing. At a recent competition, I noticed that most of the adolescent competitors sweated a lot, appeared exhausted and lacked more and more energy as the competition wore on. In response, parents and coaches gave them whatever food and... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A mother's photograph becomes a journey to support doctor's efforts to detect and treat eye disease earlier.  Media Contact: Amanda Hedlund, (323) 361-7691 Photo Courtesy of Megan Webber... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg It’s that time again, flu season. Are you ready to beat the cold and flu season? This is the time of year that our Emergency Department braces itself to see lots of families with children battling seasonal illnesses. Many times, we see families where one child is sick one week,... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg A 18-person medical team left Children’s Hospital Los Angeles two weeks ago to head to Haiti on a medical mission. The task at hand was a medical procedure six months in the making with world-renowned surgeons poised to separate twin girls—Marian and Michelle—who were conjoined... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   Children's Hospital Los Angeles is named to the national magazine's exclusive Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is named to... Read More
summer safety tips.jpg For me, summer conjures up days of fun in oceans, lakes and pools because I love the water. It also reminds me of some close calls of my own, especially one episode involving my daughter.  In fact, I have told the story repeatedly—I will never forget that day. On a hot... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg   Many of my blog posts are either inspired by or feature my daughter, but this particular topic—cold sores—was inspired by my oldest childhood friend. When we were young, she would call her cold sores “fever blisters,” which is a nickname for cold sores on the mouth.... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg I grew up in a small town in San Diego County and during Halloween people got creative in their decorations and costumes. They were probably focused on creativity rather than safety. For example, pumpkins were carved with big kitchen knives and fake spider webs were made with... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Kohl’s Cares® collaborates with Children’s Hospital to host 11th annual safety and prevention education fair Grant will support programs designed to break the cycle of unintended injury LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2014) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) safety... Read More
frostbite.jpg For three years, I lived in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. There I sometimes experienced cold weather down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit during the wintertime.  Frostbite was a real threat and you could readily find all kinds of information about how to identify, treat... Read More
prevent drowing.jpg Unintentional injury remains one of the top five leading causes of death in children. The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees far too many accidents taking place in the home, ranging from falls, near drowning, poisonings and even burns. While... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Did you know spring is not the only time of year we experience allergies? Allergies come from different sources such as dust, cats, soy, peanuts, etc. It’s a major cause of illness in the United States. Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of... Read More
21386-chla-placeholders_320x165_v2_0.jpg Families Explore Methods for Treatment and Coping With Devastating Effects of Rare Liver Disease Pediatric surgeon Kasper Wang, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, holds patient Isabella... Read More