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 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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“That’s yucky, I don’t like it.” Does this phrase sound familiar? My 5 year-old nephew almost predictably recites this line when new foods are presented. I would estimate that nine times out of 10 he has never even tried the food he is saying he is calling yucky. And yes, the... Read More
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Note: resources for this blog post came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I remember the joy of hearing the ice-cream truck song, running to get money from my mom and buying delicious candy when I was a child. My... Read More
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As an advanced practice pediatric nurse, I am constantly learning about cutting edge approaches to care. For one of my courses recently, I researched and wrote a paper on Family-Centered Care (FCC) in the pediatric hospital setting and it struck such an emotional chord that it... Read More
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It’s the middle of flu season and many of you have taken action to prevent the flu from affecting your family, which includes getting the flu shot, washing your hands often, among other things. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we see children who are already sick and often... 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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Expecting moms typically register for baby items based on what their friends (usually other moms) tell them "they MUST have." Sharing space at the top of the list, along with the latest fun trends in newborn fashion, is often BPA-free Baby Bottles. One thing I've realized is... Read More
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All my life I have heard phrases like, “Drink plenty of water,” “Keep yourself hydrated,” or “Be sure to get your eight glasses a day.” These reminders are to make sure I drink enough water every day. When I used to drink only sodas, my doctor asked me, “Do you wash your... Read More