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The "Care-a-Thon," a three-day-long media event that raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital, will be held April 11 through 13, on television station KTXL Fox 40 and radio station KTNY 101.9 "The Wolf." The Care-a-Thon is organized the Children's Miracle Network. UC Davis Children's Hospital is a Children's Miracle Network hospital.

State awards stem cell grants to UC Davis researchers: Biomedical engineer and surgeon developing therapies to repair cartilage injuries and cardiac damage

Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been announced as the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. The honor, awarded by the Global Genes Project, recognizes her unwavering commitment to rare disease, her investment in new treatments and her care and respect for patients.

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The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting -- but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The take-away message: The hyperactivity seen in ADHD may help children think.

Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found.

The addition of ceramics therapy to the Sober College curriculum is the most recent testament to our constantly evolving program designed to keep young adults engaged in sobriety and the recovery process.

Tampa Bay Hospitals Engage Arts In Healing: "For me personally, making art was therapeutic and when I learned this was a career path, I fell in love with the idea,'' says Spooner, who has a master's degree in art therapy and, in addition to teaching students, contracts with the hospital to bring art to patients three mornings a week either in a group setting or one-on-one at the bedside."

Determined 12-year-old creates art to inspire others facing illness : Kaya Inkster of St. Cloud has spent more time in hospitals as a little girl than most adults. “Since she’s been born, she’s been ill,” said Katie Kinzer, an art therapist paid for by the state to visit with the disabled and chronically ill girl who had a stroke in utero.

Creative Expressions >> Healing with Tehila: ECH cancer patients express themselves through art : The exhibition is a collection of paintings created by El Camino Hospital cancer patients, all students of art therapist Tehila Eisenstat, who has offered her Creative Expressions painting class for the past 12 years on the hospital campus.

Camillo Golgi, Olfactory Bulb, 1875 | “This 1875 drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb by Camillo Golgi is but one of the many astonishing architectures that were revealed by a staining method that bears his name. Its application to the study of nervous tissue marks the beginning of modern neuroscience.” | Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Almost three years ago, as an art therapy extern here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, I dreamt of starting an art therapy program for our patients and families. I feel incredibly grateful and privileged to be part of such an amazing team and for the opportunity to grow our art therapy program.


Art therapy program offers emotional healing, self-expression at Children's of Alabama

When patients are going through treatments at Children's Hospital of Alabama or faced with a terminal illness, they sometimes are unable to process all their feelings and emotions surrounding their illness. The Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program provide art and other mediums to let children explore and work through their feelings in a supportive and creative environment.

Art for heart’s sake | The Art for Life program "lets the kids really be kids and lets them discover who they want to be besides a child that has been sick," said Katherine Reed, art therapist and program manager of the Ponzio Creative Art Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Colorado.