Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human [...]

By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects [...]

By Tiare Dunlap • February 9, 2018

Cameron was seizures and pain due to an unknown tumor

By uclahealth • December 4, 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

When Dr. Shafali Jeste first started seeing children through UCLA’s Developmental Neurogenetics Clinic, she expected most visits to focus on the medical management of epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or behavioral challenges. Jeste, a behavioral child neurologist, specializes in children with rare genetic variants and syndromes associated with autism [...]

By Leigh Hopper • November 17, 2017

    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids' thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. [...]

By Enrique Rivero • October 6, 2017

Breastfeeding moms, especially new ones, often worry about whether or not they’re producing enough milk to help their infants thrive. They search for, and compare notes on, any [...]

By Tami Dennis • August 17, 2017

"I had my first open-heart surgery when I was 2," says Donovan McKinnon, a 13- year-old patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Donovan was born with pulmonary atresia, a type of heart disease where the pulmonary valve is not formed properly. "I've had two other heart surgeries since and [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

“If somebody is scared of needles, we will use real medical equipment and poke them into stuffed animals so they can see what will happen and we can desensitize them to what they’re afraid of,” says Ada Bodolay, a clinical educator and child life specialist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017