Items Tagged ‘children and flu’

Baby, it's sunny outside.  How to protect your baby's delicate skin

May 23, 2016

Baby, it’s sunny outside. How to protect your baby’s delicate skin

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

https://youtu.be/w_8Ji_4vXZ0   With summer almost upon us, it’s only natural to want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. But parents of babies need to think twice. Very small children need extra protection from the sun’s harmful rays. “A baby’s skin is more sensitive than adult skin, so it’s important we protect their skin from […]

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Tags: broad-spectrum sunscreen, children and flu, childrens health, Dr. Jay Joo, sun exposure, sun saftey


The importance of childhood immunizations

February 26, 2016

The importance of childhood immunizations

By uclahealth uclahealth

Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and disability from infections, such as measles, […]

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Tags: chicken pox, children and flu, flu shots, hepatitis a, immunization, measles, pertussis, polio, vaccination, whooping cough


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center