RN Remedies

Published on May 17, 2016
chla-hoverboards.jpg
When I hear the word “hoverboard,” I think of magical devices, sort of like flying carpets that glide through the air. Many of us remember watching the character Marty McFly in “Back to the Future,” and many of us remember wishing we could fly too.   But the... Read More
Published on April 27, 2016
chla-rn-remedies-flying.jpg
Traveling alone or even with another adult can be stressful enough. Adding kids to mix is another story entirely. There are so many things to think about: packing, navigating through the airport, having the right things to keep your kid happy and occupied on a long flight,... Read More
Published on April 27, 2016
chla-rn-remedies-baby-sitter-thumbnail.jpg
We know that the safety of your child is your most important priority as a parent. Parents spend a lot of energy assuring that their children are cared for when they cannot be with them, but there comes a time when children can be responsible for themselves. The question is... Read More
Published on March 28, 2016
lgbt-header.jpg
* This is the first of a two-part series on how to talk to children about LGBT issues. The next article will focus on how to discuss gender and sexuality with your children if they come out to you as LGBT or questioning. Kids often ask their parents questions that they... Read More
Published on March 15, 2016
51243_CampingSafety_RNRemedy.png
I grew up in a family that loved the outdoors. When I was a child, camping was one of my favorite outdoor activities, and remains so to this day. Creating a safe and happy camping experience requires planning; but camping with kids requires even more preparation and... Read More
Published on February 16, 2016
chla-rn-remedies-circumcision.jpg
As a father of two handsome boys, I was faced with the decision to have my boys circumcised or not. This was a tough one to make as a father who only wants the best for his boys. So what is a circumcision anyways? Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin... Read More
Published on February 10, 2016
chla-rn-remedies-stomach-flu.jpg
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
chla-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-cancer-header.jpg
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
chla-rn-remedies-dental-care.jpg
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
chla-winter-sport-eye-safety.jpg
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
51243_SelfEsteem_RNRemedy_Part1 (1).png
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
chla-self-esteem.jpg
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
chla-rn-remedies-positive-mealtime-header.jpg
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 6, 2016
51243_OverScheduling_RNRemedy.png
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
chla-rn-remedies-creating-memories-header.jpg
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
chla-new-years-rn-remedies.jpg
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
chla-high-risk-infant-blog2.jpg
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
chla-questions-peds.jpg
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
51243_Concussion_RNRemedy.png
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
chla-rn-remedies-food-allergies-kid.jpg
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

Pages