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Divya Vats, MD, is the medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Health, Santa Monica, Youth, Chla

Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders In First Days Of Life

Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 8:58 am

Your baby was born with pink skin, a loud cry, and a full set of adorable fingers and toes. But a few days after you arrive home, your phone rings: your baby has screened positive for a genetic disorder.

Stuart E. Siegel, MD, directs CHLA’s Center for Global Health and is a staff physician at CHLA-Santa Monica.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

CHLA Physician: What's Next In Fighting Childhood Cancer?

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:07 am

With survival rates for childhood cancer at an all-time high, research into better and less-toxic treatments is more important than ever.

Los Angeles, Health, Chla

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ranked Top Five In The Country

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:25 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top five children’s hospitals in the country, a distinction that recognizes the hospital’s clinical expertise and the quality and breadth of its patient care.

Linda Randolph, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Medical Geneticist.

Health, Santa Monica, Youth, Chla

Pediatric Medical Geneticists Look To Genes To Unravel Mystery Illnesses In Children

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:04 am

The genes children inherit determine everything from their height to their hair color. But sometimes, a child’s genetic code also contains hidden abnormalities that can cause an array of health issues, such as developmental delays or physical or mental illness.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Walgreens Gifts Children's Hospital Los Angeles With $1.5 Million

Posted May. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

Walgreens, the country’s largest drugstore chain, has made a $1.5 million gift to support clinical care and research programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

Kiarash Sadrieh, MD, is a CHLA pediatric neurologist with office hours at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Santa Monica.

Health, Santa Monica, Youth, Chla

Febrile Seizures: A Convulsion Caused By Fever

Posted May. 1, 2014, 8:16 am

Children with fevers are usually miserable. Their bodies can ache, they are listless, and they just don’t feel well. While fever is a part of our natural response to infection, the fever itself can lead to complications. One rare, but particularly frightening, complication is a febrile seizure.

Injury is a concern for anyone participating in sports, but children have certain qualities that make them more susceptible to injury.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

How To Reduce Risk Of Children's Sport Injuries

Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:14 am

Playing sports is a great way for children to develop confidence and self-discipline, improve physical fitness and coordination, and learn teamwork and good sportsmanship. Among the many benefits of participation, however, lies an inherent risk of injury.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica will be housed on the 4th floor of St. John’s Medical Plaza.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Expands To Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 8:49 am

As the clock struck 8 am Thursday, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opened the doors to its new Santa Monica outpatient care center. It is located on the fourth floor at 1301 20th Street inside the St. John’s Medical Plaza.

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