children

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016
Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO [...]
By uclahealth • July 20, 2016
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy [...]
By uclahealth • July 12, 2016
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By uclahealth • May 31, 2016
All kids experience pain at some point, whether from injury or illness. For some kids, however, the pain is chronic and doesn’t respond well to treatment. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. The past decade has brought a wealth of research and newer technologies, such as brain imaging, [...]
By Amy Albin • April 12, 2016
https://youtu.be/AoTSfmajEps   The first time your baby sits up. The first time your toddler starts to take little steps. The first time your child makes a friend in school. All those beautiful moments are thrilling for parents to witness, and mark crucial developmental stages for every child [...]
By uclahealth • March 6, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4iIhCE_b4 With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016