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Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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An investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel...
20-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

CHLA is Awarded More than $1 Million from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fund Cancer Research

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Three physician-researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support research efforts spanning both neuroblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia – two...
13-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Manage Pain at a Pediatric Hospital?

In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients’ and parents’ perception of acute pain,...
7-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Trained T-Cells to Target Toxic Viruses in Pediatric Patients

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4.8 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to study the use of a new T-cell therapy to help fight active viral infections in children with severe immune deficiencies.
6-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study to Examine the Impact of Stress on the Health of Sexual Minority Adolescents

Investigators will study a large national sample of youth who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual to discover how different stress triggers, over time, can set the stage for poor health outcomes such as depression, self-harm, and substance use .
31-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Halloween Greeting Card Drive Kicks Off on CHLA.org

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Supporters and friends in the community, across the country and around the world are invited to take part in the hospital’s annual Halloween greeting card drive. Individuals can go to CHLA.org/Halloween from October 20-31 and create a special...
24-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Imaging Research in Premature Babies to Identify Biomarkers Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders

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Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is awarded $1.7 million by the NIH to study the impact of prematurity on brain development. The goal of the study is to develop biomarkers for early detection of risk for cognitive problems and...
18-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

It Takes Two: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Providence Saint John's Neonatal Care Partnership Helps Newborn Twins Overcome Early Obstacles

Twin brothers Logan and Liam Chang were born on Dec. 29, 2016, seven weeks premature, at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. One of them was able to receive specialized care at Providence Saint John’s NICU and emergency...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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