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“Volunteering here was life-changing for me,” says Jan Garber, who volunteered at UCLA Health 40 years ago. “I volunteered when I was 17 with a brand new program, Child Activity. It was a new concept in hospitalization for children. I now volunteer in the [...]
By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • April 11, 2019
“If you have one good connection that lasts five minutes in a shift, it’s worth the three hours and rest of the week until you can come back again,” says Andrew Hersh, a child life volunteer at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Also a volunteer, Syd Hersh [...]
By uclahealth • April 7, 2019

Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine.

“I was in high school and [...]

By uclahealth • February 23, 2019
February is American Heart Month ‒ the perfect time to prioritize heart health for your entire family, says Sheena Kamra, MD, a pediatrician at the UCLA Health Torrance - Pediatrics office. When it comes to raising heart-healthy [...]
By uclahealth • February 4, 2019
When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018
A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is expanding by adding [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 9, 2018
As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits [...]
By uclahealth • August 3, 2018
Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 2018
Headaches aren’t only for adults. Kids get them, too. In fact, by the age of 18, more than 90 percent of children and adolescents will experience at least one headache. There are two basic types of headaches: primary and secondary. Primary headaches include tension-type headaches, migraines and new [...]
By Health Tips for Parents • May 30, 2018
Patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital received a special treat from a musical group currently opening for Justin Timberlake. The Shadowboxers, a pop band from Atlanta, recently visited the hospital to play music for patients, families and staff. The Shadowboxers’ [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • May 9, 2018