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Dear Doctors: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place?
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018
Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2017
Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing [...]
By uclahealth • May 13, 2017
If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. [...]
By uclahealth • January 20, 2017
Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two [...]
By Enrique Rivero • November 4, 2016
Denise's Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. [...]
By uclahealth • October 21, 2016
Cari's Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn't fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn't teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn't a good mom to her because I couldn't be active, I couldn't do things, I couldn't run [...]
By uclahealth • October 19, 2016
Laura's Story Total Lost: 102 pounds lost so far* My story starts like most others: an overweight child grows into an overweight teenager, and then into a morbidly obese adult. After trying all the fad diets out there, losing weight only to gain it back and then more, I [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2016
Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, [...]
By uclahealth • June 15, 2016
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By uclahealth • May 31, 2016