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 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 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
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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 June 27, 2013
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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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Growing up in London, England, we had a cat, as well as other animals including rabbits, chicken and one tortoise. Since then, we have carried on the tradition with two to three cats at any given time. You can imagine my surprise when my daughter moved away from home only to... Read More
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Recently, the rate of childhood obesity has fallen, this Feb. 26 ABC News story has more details, yet weight is still an issue with many parents and kids. Many parents want to know, “How do you help your child if they are concerned about weight?” I reached out to two experts... Read More
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By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP Talking to your child about puberty can be difficult at any age, but discussing normal body changes with your 12-year-old might not seem as scary as talking to a 6-year-old. Recently, I had a friend ask me about this... Read More
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The process and experience of breastfeeding is a mystery to many. With mixed messages on the Internet and in the media, there is a lot of information available and much of the information can be confusing to new mommies. As a nurse in the Institute for Maternal-Fetal... Read More
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Nowadays, it's all too easy for children to fall into a life of inactivity. TV and video games encourage a sedentary existence, setting up habits that are difficult to break as an adult. That's why one of the best gifts parents can give their children is a lifestyle that... Read More
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  When I was little, my dad nicknamed me “The Popper” because I was constantly popping out of bed at night after my parents had read me a story, tucked me in, and turned out the lights. I remember standing at the top of the stairs calling out to my parents to read me... Read More
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As a nurse in the Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I meet many moms who are intimidated when it comes to knowing when and how to introduce bottle-feeding to their babies. It can be especially intimidating because of the many myths... Read More
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Riding a bicycle can be one of the great joys in life. It can bring a sense of independence and accomplishment to a young child. But it can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions aren't taken. A properly-fitting helmet can help reduce the risk of a bicycle fall... Read More

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“Good night, sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s a cute bedtime phrase many of us heard as children while being tucked into bed. Some of us may even continue to say this to our children. But did we ever really think about it—a bed bug bite? Maybe it’s just an old... Read More
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I have a little monkey of a toddler. He is 18 months old and climbs EVERYTHING. In particular, he loves to climb up on our couch and watch the world go by outside. He leans on the window and giggles at the squirrels and birds in our yard. The problem is, toddlers don’t... Read More
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My two boys are ages 13 and 15 and my wife and I sometimes find that they want to spend time in our bed on lazy mornings. It’s a nice way for us to spend time together as a family, which also includes our dog. When our boys were infants, we cuddled and hugged them often, and... Read More
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Making your own baby food is a very personal decision many mothers think about. It is not always an easy choice because there are a lot of factors such as lifestyle, cost, benefits and risks that go into it. As my best friend put it,“There is something really gratifying and pure... Read More

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