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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Joins National Consortium to Study Use of Stem Cells in Treating a Rare Cardiac Defect

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has announced participation in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare congenital heart defect, called hypoplastic...
2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles CEO Elected Chairman of California Children's Hospital Association

Affirming his ongoing commitment to protect children's health and the role of children's hospitals in medical care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano has been elected chair of the California Children's Hospital...
2-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Landmark International Study: CAR T-Cell Therapy Safe and Effective in Children and Young Adults with Leukemia

Results of the global, multicenter, pivotal phase 2 study that led to the first FDA approval of a gene therapy/cell therapy approach known as CAR T-cell therapy, were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
30-Jan-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Small but Mighty: Courageous Kennedy Grows Stronger After Spending First Year of Life in the NICCU

Small but Mighty: Courageous Kennedy Grows Stronger After Spending First Year of Life in the NICCU
18-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Cellular Approach Found to Control Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles – tiny protein-filled structures – isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be used to effectively slow the progression of kidney damage in mice with a type...
14-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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#FiercePierce: 2-Year-Old Patient Beats Back Leukemia and Inspires Thousands of Potential Stem Cell Donors

2-year-old Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient Pierce Kelly beats leukemia thanks to a stem cell donor in France and inspires thousands of potential donors.
7-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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

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

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


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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

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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

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

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

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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

1-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST

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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

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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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