Health and Safety Tips

Published on August 14, 2015
Special-needs children and adults are at an increased risk for entering into dangerous situations. They often struggle with the ability to sense danger, and therefore may be prone to literally walking into dangerous situations. I recently read this unsettling quote: “According... Read More
Published on July 29, 2015
I live north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita Valley. This area still requires homeowners to have 20 feet of greenery from the curb to your house. So in keeping up with city codes, I try to keep a lush, thick lawn, which is also an ideal natural playground for my dog, Sadie,... Read More
Published on July 16, 2015
CrossFit—you’ve probably seen this word pop up recently,­­ with its fast-growing popularity among athletes or anyone who has shown an interest in working out. The workouts provided in CrossFit are challenging and seem fun, but should you let your young athlete participate? More... Read More
Published on July 13, 2015
Written by Roshanak Monzavi, MD, assistant professor and director of Fellowship, Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Diabetes mellitus is a group of conditions in which a person has high glucose (sugar), either because the body... Read More
Published on May 15, 2015
Infographic and Q&A with Jamie Wood, MD, director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to answers the most common questions on diabetes prevention. What can people do more of in their daily lives to prevent diabetes? Jamie Wood, MD: There are... Read More
Published on March 2, 2015
Michael Neely, MD, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, helps explain the facts about measles, how parents can prevent further outbreak, and what CHLA can do to help prevent infection and to treat those who have already been infected.How... Read More
Published on December 15, 2014
It’s easy to get wrapped up in holiday festivities—even easier to overlook common household items that can end up being hazardous to your child. To keep your family’s holiday merry and bright, the Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles put together these... Read More
Published on November 13, 2014
Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome can be debilitating for kids and teens, but treatment is not ‘one-size fits all.’At some point, virtually every child gets a stomachache. Fortunately, it’s usually short-lived and not cause for concern. But what happens when a child’s... Read More
Published on October 23, 2014
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles physician-scientist Roger E. De Filippo, MD, an associate professor of urology and director of Pediatric Urology Stem Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California discusses how science, technology and... Read More
Published on October 21, 2014
Many kids and families will be carving pumpkins this October--just like they do every year. But did you know that the traditional carving steps have been unsafe? Our Injury Prevention Program has provided the correct steps in this printable infographic! There is also a fun... Read More
Published on October 16, 2014
Updated on October 20, 2014For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has... Read More
Published on September 18, 2014
Updated Oct. 6, 2014 In September, our physicians predicted it was a matter of when, and not if, Los Angeles children would become infected with Enterovirus EV-D68, commonly referred to as enterovirus D68. On Oct. 1, CHLA and public health officials announced that a young... Read More
Published on May 28, 2014
By Kiarash Sadrieh, MD, pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  When a child has a fever, their body can ache, are restless and they just don’t feel well. While a fever is a part of our natural response to infection, the fever... Read More
Published on May 23, 2014
Allergies come in many forms—pollen, dogs, various fruits, latex, nut, soy and many others. In fact, asthma and allergies impact 1 out of 5 Americans. Often, people confuse cold symptoms with allergy symptoms and vice versa. To help you better understand allergies and how to... Read More
Published on February 12, 2014
By Garrett Salzman, project assistant, Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Los AngelesDid you know that motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injury and death in children today? This can be prevented. The use of child restraint devices (car seats)... Read More
Published on January 10, 2014
By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Is your family one of the 78 million people heading out to the slopes this winter? Skiing and snowboarding are popular recreational activities... Read More
Published on December 17, 2013
By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine and Concussion Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Rebecca B. Koppel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow.In hockey, concussions occur most often by getting “checked” by... Read More
Published on November 5, 2013
The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board at Children’... Read More
Published on August 8, 2013
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Summer is here! Schools are closed and children may be found happily playing indoors to avoid the record heat. Pretty soon the kids need an outdoor getaway, but it is so hot outside. The hot days may be made more bearable if you and the family can get on a boat, feel the wind... Read More
Published on December 19, 2011
When thinking about traditional holiday cheer, deep fried turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, touchdowns and spending time with family around the dinner table often come to mind. This time of year is so closely associated with special holiday meals, that it's important to remember... Read More