Health and Safety Tips

Published on March 25, 2020
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 的临床心理学医生 Karen Rogers 博士说,儿童需要他们身边的成年人来平静且清楚地进行沟通。 Read More
Published on March 25, 2020
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 臨床心理學家 Karen Rogers 博士說,與孩子談論冠狀病毒時需要身旁的大人冷靜與清晰的溝通。 Read More
Published on March 18, 2020
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​​​​​​​Some kids just don’t want to do it, or don’t know how to do it right: washing their hands. This page provides some handy resources to motivate kids to use proper hand hygiene. Read More
Published on February 27, 2020
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Pediatrician Tanya Altmann of the CHLA Health Network replaces fiction with fact. Read More
Published on February 18, 2020
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CHLA expert David Schonfeld, MD, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides advice on how to talk to children of all ages about the death of someone they know, whether it’s a family member, friend or public... Read More
Published on January 24, 2020
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When young women’s lives are negatively affected by heavy flow, there are safe and effective options to get them back to living their lives. Read More
Published on December 18, 2019
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Fire season can be terrifying—especially if wildfires come close to your home or force you to flee for safety. It’s important for parents to understand how these experiences and other disasters like floods or earthquakes can traumatize young children, and to learn what they can... Read More
Published on December 16, 2019
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Physician assistant Allison Tarrasch of CHLA’s Fracture Clinic explains how to keep that protective fiberglass shell from getting wet, causing skin eruptions, or driving your kid mad from itching. By Jeff Weinstock   Did you hear the one about the patient who... Read More
Published on December 10, 2019
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By Cara Martinez The flu is notorious for nasty symptoms like a fever, sore throat, cough and runny nose. With a barrage of fatigue and piercing body aches, it’s no wonder parents look to home remedies like elderberry syrup to combat their child’s flu-related side... Read More
Published on December 6, 2019
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Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Motion Sickness The sensation of feeling queasy in a car, plane or boat is caused by a chemical imbalance between the sensors of the inner ear and the rest of the body. More specifically, the ear senses motion but the eyes and muscles do not.... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
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How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos   In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
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Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. ... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt your back, shoulders and neck? Did you know that the... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Do you remember riding the school bus as a kid? Most children enjoy riding the bus to school because it meant being with their friends, having extra time to finish their homework and a sense of independence. Back then, "seat hopping” allowed kids to get closer... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on May 10, 2019
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What is the most important thing parents need to know about a measles outbreak? The most important thing is to have your children vaccinated if they have not already received their vaccines. The measles vaccine is safe and highly effective. How does measles spread... Read More
Published on September 5, 2018
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Tips from Ronald Ferdman, MD, pediatric allergist-immunologist from Children's Hospital Los Angeles Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the... Read More

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