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Child's Play

For children whose lives are interrupted by illness, the power that play brings to healing and wholeness cannot be overestimated. Be they toddlers or …

Harvard Medical School

Cancer Fighters Thrive

<i>Sunburned as a Child? Your Skin Cancer Risk May Be Sky-High</i><p><i>Learn what to look for to spot skin cancer early when it’s easiest to treat</i>

Cancer

Helping young patients through play

A pilot scheme at University College Hospital is helping young people have a scan without being sedated, by teaching them about it through play.<p>"This …

Therapy Dogs International

TDIhas been doing a wonderful job for many years, working with handlers who wish to share their patient and kind dogs with children who are …

Therapy Dogs

A Case for Smiles: Helping kids feel, heal better

<i>There's a lot more than quilting going on at Quilter's Choice on Maplewood Drive in Jupiter.</i><p><i>The shop, now under a new owner Lori Fitzgerald, has been</i> …

7Everyday Hero Nicole Steiner helps kids in the hospital take their minds off their treatments

We are excited at Denver7 to begin our 19th year of weekly 7Everyday Hero stories.<p>The first outstanding volunteer of 2017 is helping kids heal with …

Child Life Specialists: Empowering Pediatric Patients through Knowledge & Play

When it comes to medical treatments, the unknown can cause fear and anxiety in both children and their parents. Part of the role of the Child Life …

American Girl dolls aid hospital

×<p>Photo provided<p>From left are Jessica Borho, Elks Exalted Ruler Marge Hurlburt, Ellee Borho, with one of the seven American Girl dolls being given to …

Dolls

Wish Upon a Teen grants dream hospital room makeovers

CLOSE<p>Wish Upon A Teen executive director Nancy Sovran talks about the Design My Room program.<p>The Birmingham-based nonprofit organizes spa days, proms …

Texas Children's first full-time therapy dog gets results nobody else can

Image 1 of / 44<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Elsa, a 2-year-old golden retriever and full-time employee at Texas Children's Hospital, likes to sleep on the job.<p>"She …

Pets

Munson Medical Center Debuts Pediatric Floor Activity Room

TRAVERSE CITY: Munson Medical Center’s pediatric unit recently opened an activity room that allows kids to be kids during their hospital stay, …

Features | St. Louis Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital

U.S. Hospitals Adopt Child-Friendly Tactics to Minimize Pain, Trauma

Mission Children's Hospital Uses Movie Goggles in MRIs and Cardon Children's Medical Center Relies on Medical Play<p>Jabbed with a sharp needle, confined in a noisy MRI machine, covered with an anesthesia mask before surgery. Hospital experiences are unpleasant enough for adults. For children, they …

Medicine

This Hospital is Using VR to Make Shots Easier For Kids

<b>This VR game is controlled through breathing, eye and head movements.</b><p>When it comes to kids visiting the doctor, getting poked with a needle tops the …

Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children | Texas Children's Hospital

A diagnosis of childhood cancer is shocking and overwhelming. However, the prognosis for childhood cancer continues to improve, and the chance of …

Siblings

Commonly Asked Questions About the Child Life Profession

I really value the freedom to create individual interventions to meet the varying needs of patients and families. This allows me to continually grow …

Employment

Meet the Professional: What Does a Child Life Specialist Do?

Babies who have spent time in the NICU have higher rates of rehospitalization than other infants. Even if your child was only discharged from the …

Siblings

Certification

Academics School of Health Sciences - Child Life Specialist

Choose a program<p>Field description<p>Child life professionals help children and their families navigate the emotionally and physically demanding process …

High-tech support device casts aside the cast

Traditional plaster casts are a hassle. They don't allow the injured limb to breathe, they can't be gotten wet, they can't be temporarily removed, …

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