After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.