Items Tagged ‘back to school’

Back-to-school health tips

August 30th, 2017

Back-to-school health tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

From getting your children on a better sleep schedule to ensuring they get enough exercise, here are a few tips for transitioning to a healthy school year. Adjust sleep schedules While your children may love to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, this schedule doesn’t bode well for the school year. To […]

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Tags: back to school, backpack safety, bone-strengthening exercises, keeping germs at bay, playing sports in school, screen time, sleep schedules


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23rd, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

August 17th, 2016

4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

By uclahealth uclahealth

With back-to-school time approaching, parents will be scrambling to buy new supplies and clothes for their children. As they check off their list of to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, back to school, children’s eye health, crossed eyes, eye health, eye health history, eyestrain, headaches, lazy eye, nearsightedness, ophthalmologists


Immunize children before school starts

February 26th, 2016

Immunize children before school starts

By uclahealth uclahealth

With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in California over the past year. “There are several vaccinations children are required to […]

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Tags: back to school, CDC, chicken pox, children, childrens health, Dr. Piper Calasanti, hepatitis b, immunization, measles, MMR, mumps, pertussis