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Ryan Wagoner, son of Sacramento Republic FC executive vice president Joe Wagoner, celebrated his fourth birthday in July, but decided to donate his birthday presents to the patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital. His generosity will be shared with the children at the hospital as they celebrate their birthdays, end of treatment or play in the playrooms.

Did you know that UC Davis Children's Hospital offers music therapy every weekday? It's part of our Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

On Aug. 5, 2012, lifeguard Zachary Pickett dived into Cameron Park Lake and hit a sandbar, shattering his C-7 vertebrae. Two years later, after spinal surgery and physical therapy at UC Davis Children's Hospital, he is back on his feet.

Miracle food: Unraveling the mysteries of mother's milk "Premature babies who receive human milk have about one-half the rate of necrotizing enterocolitis, one of the most dangerous complications that we commonly see in the NICU." www.ucdmc.ucdavis...

Robin Steinhorn has spent much of her medical career on groundbreaking research aimed at helping our world’s most fragile humans – newborn infants struggling to take their first breaths. Now Steinhorn’s singular focus has broadened far beyond the neonatal intensive care unit. Appointed medical director of UC Davis Children’s Hospital almost two years ago, Steinhorn is creating a powerhouse of pediatric care that she believes is well on its way to national prominence.

At the age of 7, Cadence Stamper suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on one side. She is now able to walk again, thanks to care received at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

14-year-old Mount Shasta resident Clayton Berg came to UC Davis Children's Hospital after a burst appendix led to infection.

10-year-old UC Davis patient with osteochondritis dissecans returns to sports

After his granddaughter Faith Eubanks was injured in a car accident and had to wear a halo, Charles Sears made a halo for his granddaughter's doll Caroline.

At UC Davis, the lives we touch inspire us. Here, you'll find the region's only academic medical center, nationally ranked children's hospital and National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. But for all the awards and recognition, it's our wondrous patients who ignite our passion for health. From pediatric critical care to cancer, and infectious disease to autism, learn why UC Davis is the one for you and your family at medicalcenter.ucd...

On Aug. 5, 2012, lifeguard Zachary Pickett dived into Cameron Park Lake and hit a sandbar, shattering his C-7 vertebrae. Two years later, after spinal surgery and physical therapy at UC Davis Children's Hospital, he is back on his feet.

UC Davis study researches potential link to care for mothers battling depression: their child's pediatrician

Treating, preventing blindness worldwide. A new partnership with UC Davis and Orbis International will help children and the many other millions of people with impaired vision who do not have access to quality eye care.

Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children's Hospital's new clinic. In most cases, no further MRSA infections occur after one clinic visit.

Watch one of our littlest patients as he gets his very own dog in UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy's Josh Dog Day.

When Hayleigh and Aaron Munoz's 6-week-old daughter Ruby started vomiting and being lethargic, they brought her to the emergency room at their local hospital and she was transported to UC Davis Children's Hospital to be monitored for dehydration. Doctors soon discovered there was something seriously wrong with her heart. For the full story: bit.ly/MFmzYm

To celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday, UC Davis Children's Hospital patients had a full day of fun, including green eggs and ham for breakfast, story time and arts and crafts in the playroom.

Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, gives parents information about the new polio-like illness that has paralyzed more than two dozen children in California.

Read about Jaden Lazaga's "miraculous" recovery from TBI

Medication dosage charts for ibuprofen and acetaminophen use, based on child's weight and age (for kids over 2)

Medication dosage charts for ibuprofen and acetaminophen use, based on child's weight and age

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to a generous donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores.