Pediatrics

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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Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Grime-Fighting Superheroes Make Surprise Visit to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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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 on the Chase Child Life […]

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Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

August 28, 2019

Appointments and Treatments of a Different Kind for Patients and Families at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

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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 stylists – including star athletes from […]

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Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger Win One for Our Kids!

August 23, 2019

Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger Win One for Our Kids!

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Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger became paddle-masters at the 7th annual PingPong4Purpose, put on by the Kershaw Foundation, dedicated to raising money for important philanthropic causes in Los Angeles and abroad. The team celebrity rosters included the likes of Grammy Award-winning country music artist Brad Paisley, actor Haley Joel Osment, actor and UCLA alumni Jaleel […]

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Improving Hospital Ethos

August 19, 2019

Improving Hospital Ethos

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“My daughter was born with three holes in her heart,” discloses Gregory Vahanian, a member of the Parents Advisory Council and UCLA Health. “After her second birthday, we woke up and she was unconscious. She was diagnosed with AML leukemia and we basically lived at the hospital for the next eight months. A few weeks […]

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UCLA The Only Place

August 2, 2019

UCLA The Only Place

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“We tried other hospitals, but this is the only place we can bring her,” says Joe Pineda, father to 12-year-old Elyse Pineda. “Elise has chronic pseudo obstruction, which means her bowels get backed up. She’s had this condition since birth. Whenever they have events like Beauty Bus it helps the day go much faster. The […]

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Feels Like Home & Family

August 2, 2019

Feels Like Home & Family

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“You can have your hair or makeup done during Beauty Bus,” says 12-year-old Elyse Pineda, who has chronic pseudo obstruction, a rare gastrointestinal disorder. “When I was first born, I was diagnosed with my medical condition. I’ve grown up with it my whole life, and we’ve found that this place is the best hospital. I’m […]

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Video in the NICU

August 2, 2019

Video in the NICU

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“Our son, King, was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” says Jeffrey Morris, father to the four-month-old. Also enjoying the annual NICU Family Picnic, King’s mother, Alecia Butler continues, “I had him at 34 weeks, so he was a month and a half early. He spent three weeks in the NICU because he was premature […]

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Tags: featured, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, NICU Family Picnic


UCLA surgeons perform California's first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

July 29, 2019

UCLA surgeons perform California’s first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a procedure that is highly beneficial for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease to treat some patients with severe epilepsy. The procedure, deep brain stimulation (DBS), involves implantation of a “brain pacemaker” to send electrical impulses to targeted areas of the brain […]

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Tags: DBS, deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Ausaf Bari, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, neurosurgeon, Parkinson’s disease, severe epilepsy, UCLA Seizure Disorder Center


Vaping: Why Parents Should Be Concerned

July 16, 2019

Vaping: Why Parents Should Be Concerned

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In 2003 the e-cigarette (e-cigs or vape) was invented. E-cigs use a lithium battery (or another power source) to heat a liquid that contains flavors and nicotine. The heat creates a cloud of vapor that looks like smoke, which the user inhales from the mouthpiece. Use of e-cigarettes is a gateway to tobacco use Studies […]

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Tags: e-cigarette, e-cigs, tobacco products, vape