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Jim Harrison Lives Life to the Fullest Thanks to World-Renowned Pediatric Diaphragm Pacing Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

CHLA has established itself as a leader in the field by having one of the largest pediatric diaphragm pacer programs in the world and one of the largest home mechanical ventilation programs in the world.
8-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


U.S. Healthcare System Needs Coordinated Response to Potential Pediatric Pandemics

Researchers determine that the U.S. Healthcare System is not prepared for a surge in pediatric patients after an infectious disease pandemic. The study was published in the American Journal of Disaster Medicine.
2-Mar-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Third Annual Make March Matter™ Fundraising Campaign

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its third annual Make March Matter campaign Wednesday.
2-Mar-2018 6:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immune System Activation in Pregnant Women Can Shape Brain Development in Their Babies

A study in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals that activation of a pregnant mother’s immune system can affect her baby’s brain development. Researchers at CHLA, found that short- and long-term brain functioning can be influenced by immune...
27-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


A Series of Rare Heart Surgeries Saved Angelique Garcia; Now She Can Sing, Dance and Visit the Aquarium

Before Angelique Garcia was born, doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) knew she had a severe form of congenital heart disease called complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVC).
27-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Immune System Activation in Pregnant Women Can Shape Brain Development in Their Babies

Mom's inflammatory response shapes "wiring" of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.
26-Feb-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon Kasper Wang Elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

Kasper Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP, associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (PSB-ABS).
21-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Precision Cancer Therapy Effective in Both Children and Adults

Three quarters of patients with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. The oral treatment is based on the genetic traits of the...
20-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial...
20-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST


The Link Between Unhappiness and Smartphone Usage with Kids

Recent research has shown a direct correlation between excessive smartphone usage and unhappiness with kids and teens. Children's Hospital Los Angeles psychologist Stephanie Marcy discusses the issue and provides tips for parents on how to manage...
16-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Five Ways to Protect Your Child From Household Poisons

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, and half those calls involve children under 6. As part of National Poison Prevention Week CHLA pediatric medical toxicologist Cyrus Rangan, M.D. shares...
23-Mar-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Winter Injury Safety: It's Not Just About Skiing and Snowboarding

Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are injured in winter-related activities, regardless of whether they live in warm or cold climates.
24-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST


300… and Counting! Children's Hospital Los Angeles Performs Milestone Liver Transplant

Children's Hospital Los Angeles performs milestone 300th pediatric liver transplant when father donates tissue to son; family also gets a visit from CHLA's first-ever living donor liver patient.
29-Dec-2016 7:05 PM EST

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Experts at ASH 2016

1-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Expert Available to Speak on Sudden Acute Flaccid Myelitis Spike

A rare neurological disease has recently taken center stage in the United States. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the cause of eight hospitalizations in the Seattle-area...
10-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Specialists Offer Top Five Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

With a little advance planning, going back to school can be a fun and exciting adventure for kids and parents. The specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have put together their top five tips to ensure parents and kids transition...
9-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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