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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.

    Pediatric patient had vision-saving surgery as newborn Teddy Reynolds was born with congenital cataracts in both eyes. They were removed when he was a newborn by his UC Davis ophthalmologist and he now has normal vision.

    UC Davis MIND Institute research finds differences in the brains and behavior of girls and boys with autism

    The dangers of e-cigs outweigh the benefits: Physicians should discourage vaping, according to UC Davis pulmonologists Photo of teen using e-cigarette copyright iStockphoto

    Timmy Brown © UC Regents

    Lunch Box Alternatives for Kids of All Ages from UC Davis Children's Hospital.

    Healthy Food Choices for Kids from UC Davis Children's Hospital.

    Basic Tips for Healthy Eating from UC Davis Children's Hospital.

    UC Davis Children's Hospital patient families find home-away-from-home at Sacramento Ronald McDonald House.

    Sacramento Republic FC, Jiffy Lube and Capes4Heroes brought superhero capes and smiles to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients during a visit in January, 2014.

    UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients received new cuddly friends, when Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted an event in the pediatric playroom. It was the second year in a row that patients received a visit from Build-A-Bear Workshop in Roseville.

    Emily Love was diagnosed with leukemia at UC Davis Children's Hospital when she was 1 1/2 years old. Her mother, Christina Love, tells her story.

    Learn about measles and how to protect your kids.

    Angela Michaud was diagnosed with leukemia in October. Today, while undergoing inpatient chemotherapy at UC Davis Children's Hospital, she turns 13. To celebrate, she plans and executes an elaborate party with friends, games, snacks and costumes for all who enter her room.

    Thanks to Spirit Halloween Superstores for hosting a wonderful Halloween party for our pediatric patients, complete with free costumes, arts and crafts, face painting and pumpkin decorating.

    Superheroes took a break from their crime-stopping schedule to visit UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The special visit was made possible through the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the West Coast Avengers.

    The Poodlums, a children’s musical duo, performed for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients.

    The miniature fingers of a two-months-premature baby wrap around the seemingly large thumb of UC Davis volunteer donor Jim Donoghue. Donoghue, who never had children of his own, volunteers countless hours at the UC Davis Medical Center Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

    Thanks to the Sacramento Public Library for leading a monthly story time for UC Davis Children's Hospital patients

    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.

    UC Davis Children's Hospital patients make new furry friends at Build-a-Bear Workshop