Pediatrics

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

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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


ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

October 11, 2019

ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

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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: Treating ACL tears in youth athletes When […]

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Tags: ACL injury in young athletes, ACL tear, diagnosing ACL tears, injuries in athletes, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, pediatric orthopaedic care, pediatrics, UCLA Center for Sports Medicine


Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

October 11, 2019

Early intervention proven to promote skills in young children

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Early intervention describes the services that help support children up to age three who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability. Early childhood intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills or overcome challenges that might otherwise prevent them from having success in life or school. When is a […]

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


Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

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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 […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Offering a Lifeline

September 30, 2019

Offering a Lifeline

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“It’s a really uplifting and rewarding job to be able to take patients who may not have any other option and offer a lifeline,” smiles Eliza Kolovos, pediatric stem cell and CAR T-cell transplant coordinator at UCLA Health.

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Tags: CAR T-cell, CAR T-cell transplant, featured, National Marrow Donor Program, pediatric stem cell, transplant


Empowering Through Innovation

September 24, 2019

Empowering Through Innovation

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“I saw this program as an opportunity to try to make some impactful changes in healthcare,” says Dr. Stephen Speicher, a pediatric hematology-oncology fellow at UCLA Health participating in the new UCLA Biodesign Program. “I grew up with a brother with specials needs, so I grew up on the patient side.  I really want to […]

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Tags: featured, patient care, pediatric hematology-oncology, technology, UCLA Biodesign


Pediatric Clinic Moves to New Manhattan Beach Location

September 20, 2019

Pediatric Clinic Moves to New Manhattan Beach Location

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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 the South Bay area:  Dr. […]

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Tags: Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Pediatricians, pediatricians in the South Bay, pediatrics, Redondo Beach, Torrance, UCLA Health Manhattan Beach Pediatrics


Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

September 20, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

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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 she’d […]

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Tags: featured, nurses & staff, nursing, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 18, 2019

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer


Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

September 4, 2019

Mickey and Minnie Surprise Headliner for a Fun-Filled Afternoon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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