Surgeons at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treat the hospital’s first patient with gene therapy
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.
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 left heart syndrome.
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.
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 .
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 greeting card for the Halloween holiday by choosing from one of three designs (a dog, a cat or a bunny) and write a personal message of cheer to a patient.
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 surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a complex condition, thanks to the new partnership.