Health and Safety Tips

Published on January 20, 2021
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It is important to discuss community violence and civil unrest with the children in your lives when these topics dominate the news cycle. David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has some... Read More
Published on January 12, 2021
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How do you choose the best pediatrician for your child? Here are the top questions you should ask to find the right fit—along with a printable checklist you can take with you to the doctor. Read More
Published on December 16, 2020
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Don’t wear a mask with a valve. Yes, you need to cover your nose. And here’s why your glasses keep fogging up.  Read More
Published on December 8, 2020
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This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19. Read More
Published on October 19, 2020
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Fixing a fracture usually requires the broken bone to be pushed back into place, but depending on your child’s age and how severe the injury is, the body may be able to heal itself with the right care. Read More
Published on October 13, 2020
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With the pandemic keeping schools closed and kids at home, what can parents do to make sure their children maintain their development? CHLA pediatrician Gladys Felix has a host of suggestions. Read More
Published on October 9, 2020
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Los Angeles public health officials do not recommend traditional celebrations this Halloween to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean families can’t enjoy the holiday in other ways. Read More
Published on October 6, 2020
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With cold and flu season underway, plus the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease specialist Jeffrey Bender, MD, shares how to tell the difference between the three illnesses, and the most important thing parents can do to keep children safe.   By... Read More
Published on October 6, 2020
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When the mercury rises, so does the risk of heatstroke for pregnant women and newborns. Here’s how to keep yourself—and your new baby—cool and comfortable, even on the hottest summer days. Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
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A CHLA expert explains the symptoms, causes and treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children Read More
Published on September 24, 2020
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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 into their lungs every time they puff. Read More
Published on September 17, 2020
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We want you to know that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles's top priority is the safety of our patients, families and staff. We're providing this information for those wanting to know how our hospital is preparing, preventing and responding to this ongoing public health incident. Read More
Published on September 16, 2020
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In 2018, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was the first hospital in Southern California approved to deliver a new therapy to pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that did not respond to other treatments. Called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, it is... Read More
Published on September 2, 2020
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Diaper rash is a normal part of babyhood, but there’s plenty you can do to make it go away. Follow these simple tips to soothe your baby’s skin, speed healing—and help prevent more rashes in the future. Read More
Published on August 30, 2020
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Should kids ride on the sidewalk or street? How do you know if a bike is the right size? And what lifesaving gear should every rider wear, every time? Check out these eight important tips to keep your child’s bike ride safe—and fun. Read More
Published on August 30, 2020
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Most parents who have left their child in a hot car did so by accident: They simply forgot the child was there. Follow these tips to prevent that dangerous mistake. Read More
Published on August 30, 2020
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Many children ride in the wrong kind of car seat, putting them at risk for serious injury. Here’s how to choose the right seat for your child, avoid common installation mistakes—and enjoy a safe ride. Read More
Published on August 30, 2020
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What should you do if your child gets a heat-related illness? And how can you prevent it in the first place? Check out these lifesaving tips to keep your child safe and cool when the weather heats up. Read More
Published on August 20, 2020
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  El nuevo coronavirus está afectando a toda la población mundial. En Children’s Hospital Los Angeles trabajamos con esmero para proteger a nuestros pacientes, familias e integrantes del equipo. Hemos pedido a nuestros expertos información que puede ayudar a... Read More
Published on August 20, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the job of parenting.  Read More

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