Items Tagged ‘children’

Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

December 20, 2016

Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Between holiday gift-giving and seasonal travel expenses, a lot of us have money on our minds this time of year. That makes it a great time to start talking finances with your children. Smart money management is a skill that will help your children throughout their lives, and can even improve their health. Annual surveys […]

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Tags: allowance, children, children and money, chronic stress, finances, financial behavior, financial stress, heart disease, holiday gift-giving, holiday travel, holidays, immune system


Five ways to make the holiday season more meaningful

December 19, 2016

Five ways to make the holiday season more meaningful

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sick of all the materialism of the holiday season? Many families are eager to inject more meaning into their family traditions. Activities such as serving a meal at a soup kitchen or buying toys and mittens for children in need are always great options, but they aren’t the only ways to focus on the people […]

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Tags: charitable acts, children, family friction, family traditions, gifts, holiday, holiday season, materialism, tradition, traditions


Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

December 16, 2016

Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product […]

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Tags: children, choking, choking hazards, electronics, emergency room, helmet, holidays, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, recalls, toddlers, toy hazards, toy recalls


Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

August 23, 2016

Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even if you know how important physical activity is for you and your family, exercise can still feel like just another item on your to-do list. You may also struggle dragging your children away from a TV long enough to get their muscles moving. The key is to transform exercise from a dreaded chore into […]

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Tags: adolescents, children, childrens health, exercise, exercise guidelines, family event, family fitness, physical activity, sports


Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

August 9, 2016

Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. In 2013, Abby’s beloved aunt Jodi Nathanson […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children, childrens health, clinical trials, lung cancer, lung cancer research, news, non-small cell lung cancer, radiation, radiation oncology, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens


People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

July 12, 2016

People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy program that provides critically ill children and adults with companionship and comfort during their hospital stay, has launched two new programs. The tuck-in program provides hospitalized children and adults with comforting […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, children, literacy program, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, PAC, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


Does my child have asthma?

May 31, 2016

Does my child have asthma?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Get more Health Tips at http://www.uclahealth.org/healthtips.

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Tags: asthma, children, children's health, health tips, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, respiratory diseases


May 2, 2016

How can I protect my child from heat-related illness?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Get more Health Tips at http://www.uclahealth.org/healthtips.

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Tags: children, children and heat, heat, heat-related illness