RN Remedies

Published on July 14, 2014
We have all heard children say that their head hurts, but is it serious? From my personal experience of having migraines since I was 13 years old, I know how debilitating they can be if not treated. The World Health Organization states that migraines are one of the top 20 most... Read More
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 Health... 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 a boat, feel the wind... 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.
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The Story of Jack's Appendectomy In an earlier post, I told the story of a boy named Jack. His mother brought him to the emergency room of her local children's hospital because he displayed the tell-tale signs of someone possibly suffering from appendicitis, listed in "... Read More
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One of the great benefits to working as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is learning from colleagues from other disciplines in hospital. For example, I am co-teaching a class at CHLA for parents on how to care for a child who has a g-tube (gastrostomy tube... Read More
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As parents, maintaining consistency at home helps you and your child in so many ways. For example, soccer practice on the same day and at the same time every week, bath time around the same hour every night, etc. As a nurse in Rehabilitative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los... Read More
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Unintentional injury remains one of the top five leading causes of death in children. The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees far too many accidents taking place in the home, ranging from falls, near drowning, poisonings and even burns. While constant... Read More
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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, sinusitis is the No. 1 chronic illness for all age groups in the United States. Pediatric sinusitis is estimated to complicate approximately 5 to 10 percent of upper respiratory infections in early childhood. Because... Read More
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A new school year begins in a few weeks, which means your child will likely cross paths with vending machines, enjoy classroom celebrations and treats from school cafeterias. Although I know that it is near impossible to control everything that your children eats, I hope this... Read More
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The topic of breastfeeding in public has long been a subject of debate and confusion, particularly in the United States. Experts encourage women to breastfeed on their babies’ feeding schedule while some members of the community disapprove when moms breastfeed outside their... Read More
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It is that time of year when a lot of us are setting resolutions for the New Year.  As I read through research on phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, I made the decision that one of my most important resolutions is going to be adding more color to my dinner plate. Well,... Read More