UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

“I always come to the annual holiday party because I love visiting all of my friends,” gushes Barbie, who joined the party at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

https://youtu.be/FcB8bH0hGkw UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, ...

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

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, ...

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • December 7, 2019

A new — and free — greeting card service gives patients’ loved ones another way to show how much they care. Users can go ...

By uclahealth • December 3, 2019

“I will ask the parents to write a poem or letter to their baby,” explains Esteban Roa, a music therapy fellow at UCLA Mattel Children’s ...

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019

“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to ...

By uclahealth • November 24, 2019

“I started watching music therapy videos online and was really inspired,” recalls Grace Pak, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I have ...

By uclahealth • November 22, 2019

“I’m a vocalist, but as part of my music therapy training, I learned how to play percussion, the guitar, and the keyboard,” explains Amira Gill, ...

By uclahealth • November 21, 2019

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 ...

By uclahealth • November 13, 2019

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, ...

By uclahealth • October 9, 2019