RN Remedies

Published on February 10, 2016
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If you’ve ever had the stomach flu, I’m sure you can relate that it is pretty miserable. In my adult life, I have even ended up in the hospital because I got so dehydrated and weak from a case of the stomach flu and needed IV fluids to help me recover. This winter, Southern... Read More
Published on February 4, 2016
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An RN Remedies blog post by Kasey Rangan, MSN, RN, CPN As a nurse practitioner in our Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, families often ask for advice on how to talk to their children when they are diagnosed with cancer.... Read More
Published on February 3, 2016
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In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, I decided to write a blog with some helpful and up-to-date advice about keeping your family’s teeth healthy. The benefits of doing this right and starting early will not only mean healthier mouths and teeth, but better... Read More
Published on January 29, 2016
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Sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and sledding are on my boys’ wish list this year. I thought it would a good time to make sure that they are wearing protective eyewear with good polycarbonate lenses. Sunglasses are not just for lounging by the pool or on the... Read More
Published on January 26, 2016
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Self-esteem. We hear those two words a lot. It is paramount to a child’s well-being, but what does it mean and how, as parents, do we foster it? Self-esteem is about liking oneself, knowing you belong and are loved and valued for who you are as a person. Parents play a... Read More
Published on January 26, 2016
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We probably all remember our teen years as peppered with a lot of excitement, as well as a lot of angst; times when we felt we had everything under control, and then the next minute our world was collapsing around us, our feelings of self-esteem in our boots. Recent... Read More
Published on January 20, 2016
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Dealing With Eating Difficulties and Creating Good Eating Habits for Life As a nurse on a busy gastrointestinal, kidney and liver transplant unit, I often care for patients with eating challenges. Some of our patients cannot eat by mouth and rely on nutrition by tube or... Read More
Published on January 13, 2016
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Co-written by Jamie Sakamoto, Occupational Therapist II, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Kary Rapport, OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC, Occupational Therapist III, Children's Hospital Los Angeles   If you recently had a baby and are having difficulty... Read More
Published on January 6, 2016
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As my children have become teenagers, I have noticed that their activities and time commitments have also increased. Today, my teens have a daily itinerary that starts at 5:30 a.m. and concludes at midnight. Between school, sports and their band commitments, their packed... Read More
Published on December 31, 2015
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One day I was sitting on our family swing and I asked my teenage boy, Christopher, “What's your earliest childhood memory?” To my surprise it was not the many trips we did as a family, it was of him playing his saxophone in elementary school. This got me thinking, what was... Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
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The new year is a time of excitement, hope and setting goals for the future. Many people are in the habit of creating personal New Year’s resolutions and they forget that their family can set goals for the new year as well. Any family, no matter how big or small, can set New... Read More
Published on December 18, 2015
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Our Regional High Risk Infant Follow-Up (HRIF) Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles assesses the developmental, medical, nutritional and psychosocial needs of infants born prematurely or who have been hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. Our HRIF Program... Read More
Published on December 11, 2015
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A pediatrician is a very important resource for parents and caregivers. They help to keep children healthy and serve as lifelines when they get sick. In an ideal situation your child’s doctor will be there for you and your family from birth until adulthood. Develop a... Read More
Published on December 9, 2015
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Taking Concussions seriously Concussions in professional sports players have been prominently featured in the news recently. As a parent of two active boys involved in sports, I always worry about concussion injuries. How a concussion happens Concussions can... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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The holidays are a common time for family and friends to gather around the dinner table. Despite the cheer and celebration, it can be a very nerve-wracking time for families who have children with food allergies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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  How to keep motion sickness from ruining your roadtrips “Are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet? Oh no Mommy, I don’t feel so good.” These are the words that no one wants to hear on a car trip. Some of my best memories as a child happened during family... Read More
Published on November 5, 2015
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Co-written by Stephanie N. Marcy, PhD, psychologist and assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Many people believe that children may not have the emotional depth to become depressed. However, it is estimated that five percent of... Read More
Published on October 22, 2015
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Helping to Protect Your Child From Strangers The world can be a very scary place for a child. Children need to be made aware of what actions are unacceptable from others, and what to do if these situations arise. This is best communicated during a straightforward... Read More
Published on October 9, 2015
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We all know that we should be prepared in the event of a disaster, but are we really? Most of us in Southern California keep extra bottles of water in our homes, a collection of dusty canned food (hopefully with a manual can opener), flashlights, a radio, and a first aid kid... Read More
Published on August 25, 2015
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I remember riding the school bus as a kid. I enjoyed riding the bus to school because it meant being with my friends, having extra time to finish my homework, and a sense of independence. I also remember “seat hopping” to get closer to friends while the bus was moving,... Read More

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