A young boy does dangerous things: play with matches, climbs unsteady objects and chops wood

Safety first, children

University of Iowa study examines how parents can teach their children to be safer
Child Life Specialist Rachel Niensteadt shares a laugh with one of the young patients at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Delivering a special kind of care

Child Life specialists help ease the stress, anxiety for youngest hospital patients
Undecorated Herky statues

Calling all young artists

UI Children's Hospital looking for young self-portraits for Herky on Parade
teddy bear and toy duck illustrations, duck is partially erased

A look inside children's minds

University of Iowa study shows how 3- and 4-year-olds retain what they see around them

Music as medicine

Music Therapy helps soothe, comfort patients