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“I have the greatest job in the world,” says Carolina Marvin, a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I get to be a part of the creation of a family or I [...]
By uclahealth • August 28, 2018
When my son was first suspected to have autism spectrum disorder, my family was in shock. I was committed to finding the very best early intervention program for my son and toured many places. I was so thankful that my caseworker recommended that I tour the By April12 • March 5, 2018
We adopted two toddlers from Russia in 2009. Our son was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome within 10 days of coming home. He was later also diagnosed with autism. His sister was also diagnosed many years later with FASD, but she is another story. Regional Center provided in-home services as [...]
By drtracyb • February 26, 2018
Parents, if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), don’t keep it from your kids. Talk to them. That’s the message this June, PTSD Awareness Month, from Tom Babayan, a licensed marriage and family therapist at UCLA. Babayan, who helps veterans communicate with their children about their PTSD symptoms, [...]
By Leigh Hopper • June 9, 2017
  A recent story on National Public Radio cited an academic study that suggested many teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing more serious depression than boys. And while the usual stressors for teens no doubt still apply—academics, hormones, parents—another increasing reason [...]
By Mark Wheeler • May 4, 2017
When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017
More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. [...]
By uclahealth • February 16, 2017
What parent hasn’t watched their children tear into one gift after another on Christmas morning and wondered: Is there a way to make the holidays more about relationships and less about stuff? Cynthia Whitham, a licensed [...]
By uclahealth • December 20, 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