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UCLA Health Staff Find Peace in Midst of Storm

By Jane Murcia • April 15, 2020

“I have a sister who was born with kidney disease, so I grew up visiting the hospital,” reflects Ludven Argueta, a chef who brought cookie-decorating supplies for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Santa Monica. “This is my first time doing something like this, and it’s great. It gets the [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

Beautiful Santa Monica weather provided the perfect backdrop for the 20th annual ‘Party on the Pier’. The event attracted more than 2,000 attendees this year, generating close to $1-million in contributions. Proceeds from the event will help provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel [...]

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019
“I don’t feel so good,” your child groans. You put a hand to your child’s forehead, and sure enough, it’s warm to the touch. Fever strikes again! A fever is not an illness itself – it is actually a sign that the body is fighting off an infection. [...]
By uclahealth • December 21, 2016
How do you help a child who’s become so fearful in the hospital that she has stopped speaking? The answer may be “Blowin’ in the Wind” — or maybe “Fight Song.” Whichever tunes moved this little girl to speak, it [...]
By uclahealth • December 8, 2016
No child wants to spend days in the hospital, let alone weeks or months. Yet that’s the reality for many pediatric patients battling chronic or life-threatening conditions at
By uclahealth • December 5, 2016
Each year in the U.S., about 150,000 babies are born after only 23 to 34 weeks of gestation, which puts them at risk for [...]
By Amy Albin • August 15, 2016
(L to R) Theresa Kirkpatrick, clinical nurse specialist; Dr. Yonca Bulut, professor of pediatric critical care; Dr. Myke Federman, associate clinical professor of pediatric critical care; and PICU nurse Jennifer Armstrong designed and implemented the sleep initiative to help patients get more sleep and improve their [...]
By Amy Albin • July 21, 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
Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to [...]
By Amy Albin • June 13, 2016