Health and Safety Tips
Published on September 13, 2011
A young mother and California resident, Christina, lost her son, Christopher, in a tragic drowning accident earlier this year. Since his untimely loss, she has partnered with the Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help raise awareness about drowning... Read More
Published on August 22, 2011
During the summer months, the heat can be welcoming but also draining for some and for an unfortunate few, it can even be deadly. Learn about the causes of hyperthermia, what warning signs to expect, how to keep your cool during the hot summer months and why prevention is key.
Published on October 28, 2010
Whooping Cough: California’s Epidemic (Part 2 of 2) Pediatric hospitalist and patient/family education advocate, Brett Leggett, MD, continues his two-part blog series, sharing what parents should know about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pertussis.
By Francesca Cazzulino, CPST, Health Education Associate I-Trauma ProgramKeeping your children safe as pedestrians in traffic is always a concern. During the fall and winter, it’ll gets dark earlier in the day and will for some time until spring. Driving when it’s dark out can... Read More
Every year, children die from preventable toy-related injuries. The majority of toy-related deaths continue to be choking on small toy parts, such as marbles, balloons and small balls. And as many are in the search for the perfect toy to gift this holiday season, Alan Nager, MD... Read More
Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partnered with Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH,... Read More
Flu season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. In fact, it’s never been easier and more convenient. The flu vaccine, which can be administered by syringe or by a nasal mist spray, can be obtained at a doctor’s office, or at almost any grocery store or... Read More
Halloween is a fun and creative time for both children and parents, but is also a night for families to pay extra attention to safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of pedestrian-related fatalities among children increases significantly... Read More