Health and Safety Tips

Published on February 18, 2020
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CHLA expert David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides advice on how to talk to children of all ages about the death of someone they know, whether it’s a family member, friend or public... Read More
Published on February 13, 2020
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  随着新型冠状病毒 (COVID-19) 出现在中国外的其他国家,中国武汉市爆发新型冠状病毒的新闻将全世界置于恐慌边缘,其中包括位于美国加尼福尼亚的许多家庭。洛杉矶儿童医院尚无新型冠状病毒患者。 专家提供的一些回答可以帮助我们解答父母的疑问。 以下是该新型病毒相关信息,为防止新型冠状病毒持续扩散而采取的措施,以及怎样保护自己免于受到感染威胁。 什么是冠状病毒 (COVID-19)?冠状病毒是一组病毒的统称,指可以同时感染人类与动物的病毒,可导致呼吸道疾病,病情较轻则如同普通感冒,病情较重则如同肺炎。... Read More
Published on February 11, 2020
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News of an outbreak of a novel (or new) coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city of Wuhan, China, has people throughout the world on edge, including many families in California, as the virus has started to appear in countries outside China. There have been no known cases at... Read More
Published on February 11, 2020
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La noticia del brote de un nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) originado en la ciudad de Wuhan, China, mantiene a la población mundial en vilo, incluidas muchas familias en California, ya que el virus ha empezado a llegar a otros países además de China. En Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
Published on January 24, 2020
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When young women’s lives are negatively affected by heavy flow, there are safe and effective options to get them back to living their lives.
Published on December 18, 2019
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Fire season can be terrifying—especially if wildfires come close to your home or force you to flee for safety. It’s important for parents to understand how these experiences and other disasters like floods or earthquakes can traumatize young children, and to learn what they can... Read More
Published on December 16, 2019
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Physician assistant Allison Tarrasch of CHLA’s Fracture Clinic explains how to keep that protective fiberglass shell from getting wet, causing skin eruptions, or driving your kid mad from itching. By Jeff Weinstock   Did you hear the one about the patient who slid a butter... Read More
Published on December 10, 2019
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By Cara Martinez The flu is notorious for nasty symptoms like a fever, sore throat, cough and runny nose. With a barrage of fatigue and piercing body aches, it’s no wonder parents look to home remedies like elderberry syrup to combat their child’s flu-related side effects... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
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Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not immediately think of your child being at risk. But Guy Young, MD, Director of the... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Motion Sickness The sensation of feeling queasy in a car, plane or boat is caused by a chemical imbalance between the sensors of the inner ear and the rest of the body. More specifically, the ear senses motion but the eyes and muscles do not. This... Read More
Published on October 24, 2019
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How parents can protect kids from the dangerous ‘alternative’ to smoking E-cigarettes are like cigarettes for a new generation.  The devices produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. Users inhale these synthetics... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
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How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more daunting than... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
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Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. Update... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt your back, shoulders and neck? Did you know that the American... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Do you remember riding the school bus as a kid? Most children enjoy riding the bus to school because it meant being with their friends, having extra time to finish their homework and a sense of independence. Back then, "seat hopping” allowed kids to get closer to friends while... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as pedestrians:... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on May 10, 2019
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What is the most important thing parents need to know about a measles outbreak? The most important thing is to have your children vaccinated if they have not already received their vaccines. The measles vaccine is safe and highly effective. How does measles spread? Measles... Read More
Published on September 5, 2018
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Tips from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist from Children's Hospital Los Angeles Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the severity. These... Read More

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