Pediatrics

Child Life Specialists Begin Using Telemedicine to Reach Hospitalized Children During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Child Life Specialists Begin Using Telemedicine to Reach Hospitalized Children During COVID-19

By Jane Murcia Jane Murcia

Technology Bridges Gap for Patients & Medical Staff

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Tags: child life specialist, childrens health, coronavirus, COVID-19, featured, pediatrics, UCLA Health


How Parents Should Manage Children's Screen Time During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

How Parents Should Manage Children’s Screen Time During COVID-19

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mandatory Lockdowns May Increase Computer Usage Among Kids

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Tags: children, computer use, coronavirus, COVID-19, featured, pediatrics, technology, UCLA Health


COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: How the Virus Affects Children and Those Around Them

By uclahealth uclahealth

Keeping Our Children Healthy During the Spread of Covid-19

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Tags: childrens health, coronavirus, featured, immune system, pediatrics


Passion From Her Heart is Taking Care of Yours

February 21, 2020

Passion From Her Heart is Taking Care of Yours

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been a passion of mine since […]

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Tags: cardiology, featured, nursing, pediatric cardiology


Making Sick Kids Feel Better

February 20, 2020

Making Sick Kids Feel Better

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We spend a lot of time at the hospital, and events like this keep the kids entertained,” smiles Magin Amoia (not pictured), mother to 11-year-old Felicia Amoia. Felicia is enjoying decorating cookies at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa Monica. “Felicia has osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. We come here from Las Vegas because they don’t have […]

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Ten Out of Ten

January 30, 2020

Ten Out of Ten

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s so wonderful that UCLA Health was able to open up another clinic for those in this area,” remarks Vialva Steen, mother to four-month-old twins Epic Steen and Eikon Steen. Vialva is enjoying the convenience of the UCLA Health Culver City clinic. “They’re both preemies. Eikon was born four pounds, no ounces, and Epic was […]

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Hearing Clearly

January 30, 2020

Hearing Clearly

By uclahealth uclahealth

“When Ethan was four, we realized he was not hearing well,” reflects Amy Cooper, mother to five-year-old Ethan Baum. The family, including sister Allie, came into the House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA for a checkup. “His teacher was calling his name, and he didn’t respond, so we put two and two together. Our pediatrician […]

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Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

January 10, 2020

Captain Courageous: A Little Charmer Named Jackson

By uclahealth uclahealth

After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

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Tags: featured, kid captain, neurology, pediatrics


Coordinated care helped one infant thrive

January 9, 2020

Coordinated care helped one infant thrive

By uclahealth uclahealth

Three days after delivering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brittani Clark, a pediatric nurse practitioner, brought in her newborn daughter, Nia, for her first appointment with Dr. Allison Guimera in the Porter Ranch office. Dr. Guimera weighed and examined Nia and talked to Brittani about infant care. Similar well child visits continued at regular […]

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Tags: Dr. Allison Guimera, Dr. Nicole Militello, patient story, pediatrics, Porter Ranch, pyloric stenosis, The Checkup, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care - Porter Ranch


Decorating to Feel Like Home

January 3, 2020

Decorating to Feel Like Home

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The hospital doesn’t feel like home, and I think when you get decorations, it makes you feel more comfortable,” reflects 15-year-old Mac Bailey. Mac decorated rooms through Once Upon A Room at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica with his sister, 17-year-old Lily Bailey. Lily says, “I had surgery on my back when I […]

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Tags: featured, Once Upon A Room, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica