UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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
“It’s exciting and an honor to receive the Gold Level Beacon Award for Excellence,” says Theresa Kirkpatrick, clinical nurse specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “This award from the
By uclahealth • April 30, 2018
UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease
By Amy Albin • March 15, 2018
Most children are born with healthy hearts. By making small lifestyle choices to encourage healthier eating and daily physical activity, you can help your children maintain healthy hearts throughout their lives. “Parents should encourage their children to develop healthy diet and exercise habits early in life,” says
By uclahealth • February 5, 2018
Good nutrition affects a child’s energy, mood, and overall health and development. To ensure children eat a balanced diet, it’s important that parents learn how to deal with picky eaters in an effective and positive way. Picky (selective) eaters Does your child insist on eating chicken nuggets every [...]
By uclahealth • February 1, 2018
Zoe Crouse is a 14 year old with a fiery, fun-loving and caring spirit. Zoe has an immense love and appreciation for music. Zoe was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in November of 2017, she experienced a cardiac arrest and left cerebellum stroke which [...]
By Expressive Arts Therapies • January 17, 2018
Up to 30 percent of sore throats among children between the ages of 5 and 15 are due to group A Streptococcus (strep), a contagious bacterial infection that causes fever, sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen tonsils and painful swallowing. With appropriate treatment, however, most symptoms completely resolve [...]
By uclahealth • December 21, 2017
Exhausted parents don’t need one more thing to keep them up at night. But this alarming statistic might do just that: Each year, around 3,500 babies in the United States die from unsafe sleep situations. These unexplained deaths often occur in healthy babies under one year of age. [...]
By uclahealth • December 1, 2017
“We were talking about ways to help people who were sick, and kids specifically, and we thought, ‘Why not make cards out of Maddy’s art?’” says Victoria O’Neal, mother to 9-year-old Maddy O’Neal, who turned her pastel and watercolor artwork into cards that she could sell. Maddy’s father, Chris [...]
By uclahealth • November 30, 2017

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying "C" is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn't know what was going on.

By uclahealth • November 29, 2017