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Tears and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee are epidemic in youth sports. Studies have shown that the rate of ACL injuries is increasing as sports participation increases. About a third of preteen and teen soccer players will sustain an ACL tear.

Related post: By uclahealth • October 11, 2019

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians.

Why do grandparents care for grandchildren?

A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and 53 [...]

By uclahealth • October 9, 2019

On Tuesday, September 17, we celebrated the opening of our Manhattan Beach Pediatric Clinic’s new location at 1000 N. Sepulveda Blvd. with a ribbon-cutting and ceremony featuring special guests from the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and the six pediatricians who will be providing care to families and children in [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2019

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse.

Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2019

As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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By uclahealth • September 4, 2019

It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows while descending from the hospital’s rooftop. Once the caped crusaders conquered their grimy foes, young patients and their families greeted them and posed for photos [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital patients were treated to a grand-slam spa experience in the first-ever BeYOUtiful Day, hosted by the BeYOUtiful Foundation. Our patients and their families received a number of spa services including haircuts, hair stylings, wig-fittings, nail services, make-up, and more. The five-star experiences were executed by celebrity [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

“We love coming back to see everybody who took care of Rose,” says Melody Curtis, mother to five-year-old Rose Curtis, who is enjoying the NICU Reunion. “At 14 weeks Rose was diagnosed with something called an omphalocele, which means her [...]

By uclahealth • June 24, 2019

Gideon and Tara Blumstein both work in medicine: he is a surgical resident in orthopaedics at UCLA, and she is an occupational therapist at USC. Perhaps because of their careers, they understand the importance of having a relationship with their primary care physician, who serves as the leader of their [...]

By uclahealth • June 17, 2019

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home.

As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions.

“I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.”

Mother’s [...]

By uclahealth • May 10, 2019