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Future-Proofing Children’s Health: Reducing the Impacts of Obesity and Diabetes Through Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

First annual ResearCHLA Media Day at Children's Hospital Los AngelesObesity is a major factor in the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease, which cumulatively affect 100 million adults and nearly 15...
28-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

5 Reasons It’s Important for People of Color to Take Part in Clinical Trials

To become part of the standard of care in doctors’ offices and hospitals and to be covered by health insurance, new medications and procedures go through a rigorous testing process.
28-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Oncologist About Participating in a Clinical Trial

When children undergo cancer treatment, they may be offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can provide access to new, groundbreaking therapies in a safe and controlled environment.
25-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names Alan S. Wayne, MD, as Pediatrician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

A nationally renowned medical leader, clinician and researcher in cancer and blood diseases, Alan S. Wayne, MD, has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles...
14-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

USC/CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Supports Medical Students Aspiring to Becoming Physician-Scientists

Incorporating bench research into patient care at the bedside has been the guiding rationale behind the Summer Oncology Research Fellowship (SORF) program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC for over 45 years and is why the National...
12-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Tiny Fish With Big Impact

The zebrafish is one of the most powerful biomedical research tools in use today. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is using them to better understand what causes pediatric cancer.
30-Aug-2023 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Firearm Injuries and the Pandemic: Lower Opportunity Neighborhoods are Disproportionately Affected

In a new study, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal that children from lower opportunity neighborhoods had a significantly higher rate of firearm-related injury during the pandemic.
22-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomechanics Study Aims to Help Prevent Youth Sports Injuries

Many studies have aimed to better understand the kinds of injuries that occur during youth sports. But there’s been relatively little research to address the most pressing issue: How can these injuries be prevented?
22-Aug-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neonatologist Travels to China to Share ECMO Experience

This spring, Rachel Chapman, MD, traveled to two cities in China to share expertise on one of the most complex lifesaving interventions for critically ill newborns: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).Dr. Chapman, Associate Division Chief of...
3-Aug-2023 7:05 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know Now

The coronavirus pandemic is no longer a national emergency, but the virus that causes COVID-19 isn’t gone—and neither is the risk of getting the disease. For parents, navigating when to get their child vaccinated and knowing how to best protect...
1-Aug-2023 9:05 AM EDT

Providing Lifesaving Dialysis for Small Babies

New technology is allowing Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to provide continuous renal replacement therapy to babies as small as 5 pounds. Providing kidney dialysis to small and fragile babies has long been challenging—with most dialysis...
28-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST

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Bridging a Neonate With a Single Ventricle to Heart Transplant

In a rare and high-risk procedure, a 1-month-old baby became the first patient with single-ventricle heart disease to receive a ventricular assist device (VAD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
21-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Leads Nation in Liver Transplants Performed at Pediatric Center

Living donation and significantly lower wait times helped the program to perform 35 liver transplants in 2022. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles leads the nation in liver transplants performed at a pediatric center, according to new data released...
17-Feb-2023 8:05 AM EST

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Advancing Care and Innovation for Pediatric Brain Tumors

The Brain Tumor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles takes a team approach—and offers one of the largest clinical trial programs of its kind. The Brain Tumor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the largest and most...
31-Jan-2023 8:05 AM EST

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