Health and Safety Tips

Published on July 22, 2021
How to choose the best—and safest—sunscreen for your child. Read More
Published on July 8, 2021
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 July 1, 2021
Fireworks can be fun, festive—and very dangerous. Here’s are tips on how to keep your family safe. Read More
Published on June 17, 2021
Summer means fun in the sun, beach outings, swimming pools, and outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, bicycling and skateboarding. What also comes is an increased risk for injuries—and an increased need for awareness. Experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Kohl's... Read More
Published on June 15, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Published on February 23, 2021
La pediatra Mona Patel, MD, da consejos para que la cita virtual con el médico de su niño salga bien. Read More
Published on January 28, 2021
Pediatrician Mona Patel, MD, provides tips for a successful virtual appointment with your child’s doctor. Read More
Published on January 12, 2021
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 8, 2020
This newly identified disorder is affecting some children with previous cases of COVID-19. Read More
Published on October 19, 2020
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
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