Health and Safety Tips

Published on November 8, 2021
Delta-Variant-Blog-Post-Q-and-A.jpg
Advice for families about keeping unvaccinated kids safe from COVID-19 variants. Read More
Published on October 6, 2021
Talking-with-Kids.jpg
It is important to discuss community violence and civil unrest with the children in your lives when these topics dominate the news cycle and social media feeds. David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on October 4, 2021
How-to-Have-a-Safe-Halloween-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19-1a.jpg
As Halloween approaches, families are looking for ways to celebrate while maintaining safety during the pandemic. Many traditions like wearing costumes and carving pumpkins can be done—as long as you follow precautions such as masking and physical distancing. Read More
Published on September 29, 2021
Vaping-Talk.jpg
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 7, 2021
CHLA-What-Is-Diabetic-Ketoacidosis.jpg
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially fatal complication of diabetes caused by a high level of acid in the blood. Find out what DKA is, and why it’s so dangerous. Read More
Published on August 17, 2021
COVID-or-RSV-Blog-Post.jpg
Respiratory syncytial virus is on the rise this summer. CHLA experts explain how to take care of children with RSV and how to distinguish its symptoms from COVID-19. Read More
Published on August 12, 2021
Poison-Ingestion-Blog-Post.jpg
The pandemic has produced a surge in emergency room visits at CHLA due to the accidental consumption of toxic substances. Our injury prevention expert tells parents what safeguards to put in place. Read More
Published on August 10, 2021
Mental-and-Physical-Health-of-Athletes.jpg
Athletes, and their coaches and doctors, must prioritize mental as well as physical health. Read More
Published on August 10, 2021
Pedestrian-Safety.jpg
Even if you walk with your children regularly, they still need to be taught pedestrian safety. An injury prevention expert at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers tips to keep kids of all ages, from babies to teens, safe this school year. Read More
Published on July 8, 2021
Pregnancy-infants-and-heat.png
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 June 15, 2021
Girl-drinking-water.png
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 June 15, 2021
Pool-and-Swim-Safety.jpg
Did you install an above-ground pool this summer? Are you taking extra trips to the beach during COVID-19? An injury prevention expert at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares the best ways to keep your child water-safe. Read More
Published on May 25, 2021
What-To-Know-COVID-Vaccine.jpg
Children ages 12 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Get the facts from a CHLA epidemiologist. Read More
Published on May 18, 2021
310191_Blog_Well-Child-Visits_Image.jpg
To help you make the most of your well-child visit, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Care Network pediatrician shares eight questions to ask your doctor. Read More
Published on May 3, 2021
Back-to-Sports.jpg
Kids who have had coronavirus should see a pediatrician before resuming activities and watch for symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pains. Read More
Published on April 19, 2021
W-Sitting.jpg
Parents are often told that if their child ‘W’ sits, it will cause problems with their hips. ‘W’ sitting is not harmful, a new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reports. Read More
Published on April 16, 2021
Sickle-Cell.jpg
Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that affects oxygen flow throughout the body. Babies born with SCD should be seen by health care providers with special knowledge about the disease. Read More
Published on April 12, 2021
No-Judgement-Community-CHLA-Blog-01.jpg
Teens and young adults come to the Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Program for a fresh start and a voice in their own journey. Read More
Published on March 24, 2021
Babies-and-Allergies.jpg
Reduce your baby’s risk for developing food allergies by feeding your infant the most common allergens, including peanuts and eggs, CHLA experts say. Read More
Published on March 21, 2021
Child-with-Mask.jpg
CHLA experts explain how to safely shop, fly, and visit relatives with kids under age 12 who are not yet able to get vaccinated. Read More

Pages