RN Remedies

Published on March 17, 2014
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Legend has it that I was potty trained in one day, at the age of two. My mother insists that this is fact rather than fiction. My younger brother, however, had zero interest in using the potty until the age of three and then took months to become formally potty trained. Looking... Read More
Published on January 30, 2014
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One of my biggest life-altering events was the birth of my two boys. Back then, I wish I had been more prepared to handle and care for a newborn. The hospital offered birthing classes and there were “Mommy and Me” classes, but we still felt unprepared. If you feel anxiety about... Read More
Published on November 6, 2013
Corina Rico is our newest blogger in Children’s Hospital Los Angeles RN Remedies Program! She is a devoted Zumba enthusiast, volunteer and hikes on her spare time. Before becoming a nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Corina was a senior health educator for AltaMed... Read More
Published on September 9, 2013
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When your child is scheduled to have surgery, the day of the procedure can be stressful and hectic, for you and your child. The day of surgery can actually be less stressful if you follow my four helpful tips. Consider reading my tips of how to prepare in the weeks and days... Read More
Published on August 22, 2013
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Proper hydration before, during and after competition is one of the most important factors in being a successful competitor for both children and adolescents. If a young athlete is not well hydrated, they become dehydrated, which can decreases their strength, energy and... 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... Read More
Published on July 11, 2013
Working in the Division of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see many kids who have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI). Did you know UTIs are relatively common in children? It’s not just an infection you get as a teenager or adult. About eight... Read More
Published on July 8, 2013
A couple of years ago I needed to change my health insurance. When choosing my coverage, I made sure that my insurance was accepted in at least one of the three Magnet® hospitals in Los Angeles County.As a nurse working and delivering care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I... Read More
Published on June 27, 2013
I remember having chickenpox when I was a kid and I thought it was the worst thing possible. I looked like a Dalmatian puppy with pink spots of calamine lotion from head to toe. I cried because I thought I didn’t look like a pretty princess anymore. Most of all, I remember... Read More
Published on September 4, 2012
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The rising temperatures of spring and summer can be a miserable time for pregnant or new moms. A pregnant woman circulates more blood than the average woman due to the increased demands of getting oxygen to the fetus and growing a tiny human in her womb. Staying cool in hot... Read More
Published on April 18, 2011
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Young patients may not be able to give the specifics of their pain or symptoms, occasionally leading to a late diagnosis or an incorrect early diagnosis. That's why it is so crucial for parents to be aware of their child's symptoms and act quickly if they suspect appendicitis... Read More

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A baby monitor is an item many new parents have, including me. I’ve heard “the good” and “the bad” on baby monitors. As a nurse, I specialize in rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and writing about injury prevention is close to my heart. I want you to walk away... Read More
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It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s teeth. Baby teeth are not just important for a pretty smile, they are essential for speech, chewing food properly, and laying the foundation for permanent adult teeth. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy is... Read More
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The choice to take medications or not while you are breastfeeding can be a stressful decision for many moms. This is a major decision and important that you speak with your pediatrician and a lactation consultant. The key questions to consider for taking medication during... Read More
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Did you know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Even though it’s one month, being active and participating in sports should be a year-round thing, even during the winter. However, with summer approaching, there is no better time to encourage your child to go... Read More
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Parents of young girls face the all-important question, "When do I talk to my daughter about puberty?" In my experience as a nurse teaching puberty classes in my community for 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes at various elementary schools near my home, I've developed a list of... Read More
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As a parent, one of the most important parts of your relationship with your child is communication and maintaining an open and honest relationship. Our children look to us for guidance and protection. Information that’s good, bad or indifferent will be disseminated to our... Read More
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The FDA recently announced new requirements for over-the-counter sunscreens. Prior to these changes, the regulations on sunscreen only addressed concerns with protection against Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. New standards now include regulations for Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays.... Read More
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Around 11 years of age, your child’s primary health care provider will recommend getting the HPV series. But what is HPV and why should your child receive this vaccine against this virus? HPV stands for human papilloma virus. It is a common virus that is spread through... Read More
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Around this time of year, you may wonder, if it’s important to get the flu shot and if it’s worth the hassle. Every doctor and nurse will say “Yes,” but you may have doubts and questions about why it is so critical to get the flu shot every year. This blog will give you the... Read More