Items Tagged ‘pediatrics’

Child Life Specialists Begin Using Telemedicine to Reach Hospitalized Children During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Child Life Specialists Begin Using Telemedicine to Reach Hospitalized Children During COVID-19

By Jane Murcia Jane Murcia

Technology Bridges Gap for Patients & Medical Staff

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Tags: child life specialist, childrens health, coronavirus, COVID-19, featured, pediatrics, UCLA Health


How Parents Should Manage Children's Screen Time During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

How Parents Should Manage Children’s Screen Time During COVID-19

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mandatory Lockdowns May Increase Computer Usage Among Kids

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Tags: children, computer use, coronavirus, COVID-19, featured, pediatrics, technology, UCLA Health


COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

By uclahealth uclahealth

Keeping Our Children Healthy During the Spread of Covid-19

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Tags: childrens health, coronavirus, featured, immune system, pediatrics


Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

By uclahealth uclahealth

After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics


Coordinated care helped one infant thrive

January 9, 2020

Coordinated care helped one infant thrive

By uclahealth uclahealth

Three days after delivering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brittani Clark, a pediatric nurse practitioner, brought in her newborn daughter, Nia, for her first appointment with Dr. Allison Guimera in the Porter Ranch office. Dr. Guimera weighed and examined Nia and talked to Brittani about infant care. Similar well child visits continued at regular […]

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Tags: Dr. Allison Guimera, Dr. Nicole Militello, patient story, pediatrics, Porter Ranch, pyloric stenosis, The Checkup, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care - Porter Ranch


A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

December 12, 2019

A MARVELous Birthday Surprise for Patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus. After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children’s hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of the staff. Meagan says, “the scavenger […]

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Tags: featured, pediatrics, transplant, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

December 7, 2019

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later. Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. Luis […]

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

November 25, 2019

A Milestone Year for Mattel Party on the Pier

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Children’s Hospital, and help support […]

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Tags: featured, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Mattel Party on the Pier, pediatrics


Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

November 13, 2019

Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Early intervention provides services that support children from birth to age three who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay or disability. Early intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills and overcome challenges. When is a child eligible for early intervention services? By law, parents and caregivers in California can […]

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Tags: developmental delay, developmental disability, early childhood intervention, early intervention program, featured, pediatrics, UCLA Early Intervention Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

Youth athletes are experiencing tears of a knee ligament at alarming rates. These injuries, known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, occur with sports that involve pivoting and side-to-side motions, like soccer and skiing. Because the young athletes are often still growing, orthopaedic specialists must take special care. Treatment should control long-term damage and prevent […]

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Tags: ACL tear, ACL tear in youth, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports injuries