Wellness

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

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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


ChatterBaby, an app that helps parents know when and why their baby is crying, used in new research

December 30, 2019

ChatterBaby, an app that helps parents know when and why their baby is crying, used in new research

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ChatterBaby, a mobile app developed at UCLA that analyzes the acoustics of a baby’s cry to identify it as fussy, hungry or painful, has been used in new research exploring the ‘mystery’ crying of colic. The cause of colic – episodes when an otherwise healthy infant cries for three to four hours a day for […]

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Tags: ChatterBaby app, Dr. Ariana Anderson, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

December 7, 2019

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later. Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. Luis […]

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


December 3, 2019

New UCLA Health app launches

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The new UCLA Health app puts information at the fingertips of users. Similar to the website, users can search for a primary care specialist, locate a clinic or hospital or browse health education materials. The app is available for both IOS and Android and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Tags: UCLA Health app


Send a personalized greeting card

December 3, 2019

Send a personalized greeting card

By uclahealth uclahealth

A new — and free — greeting card service gives patients’ loved ones another way to show how much they care. Users can go online and browse cards by category, customize the message and choose to have the greeting card either emailed or printed and hand-delivered to the patient. Card categories express various sentiments, including […]

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Tags: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Care Extenders, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

November 13, 2019

Early Intervention Proven to Promote Skills in Young Children

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Early intervention provides services that support children from birth to age three who have, or are at risk for, a developmental delay or disability. Early intervention is highly effective at helping children learn new skills and overcome challenges. When is a child eligible for early intervention services? By law, parents and caregivers in California can […]

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


Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

October 24, 2019

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, and this program is helping […]

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Tags: featured, fitness, fitness gyms, healthy living, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


Thriving Body, Happy Mind

October 24, 2019

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that really enhances kids who aren’t affiliated with sports,” explains Brandy Peacock, PE and softball coach at Culver City High School. “This program is an opportunity for the students to get free range of the weight room, and for them to get opportunities to go to a gym […]

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Tags: featured, fitness gyms, healthy living, high school, high school gyms, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

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