Items Tagged ‘children’s health’

Effective Child Discipline: Advice for Parents

January 9, 2019

Effective Child Discipline: Advice for Parents

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published an updated policy statement concerning effective child discipline. The newest recommendations from the AAP encourage parents to avoid physical contact or hurtful words when addressing undesirable behavior in children. Instead, the group continues to endorse alternative forms of discipline. Discipline is different from punishment “The latest research […]

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Tags: Child discipline, children's health, parenting advice, positive parenting, punishment, Spanking, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

December 19, 2018

Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), children's health, eye, eye health, eye safety, toy related eye injuries, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes


Understanding headaches in children

May 30, 2018

Understanding headaches in children

By Health Tips for Parents healthtips

Headaches aren’t only for adults. Kids get them, too. In fact, by the age of 18, more than 90 percent of children and adolescents will experience at least one headache. There are two basic types of headaches: primary and secondary. Primary headaches include tension-type headaches, migraines and new daily persistent headaches (NDPH). Secondary headaches are […]

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Tags: children's health, headaches, headaches in childrem, Meeryo Choe MD, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


February 26, 2018

UCLA’s Best Kept Secret

By proudUCLAmom jtperez

I am the proud mother of a gorgeous, funny, helpful and talented little boy who has a disability. During one of our visits to his Developmental Specialist, it was mentioned that he may benefit from attending the UCLA Intervention Program. I was amazed that such a program existed, let alone in UCLA. I am an […]

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Tags: children with disabilities, children's health, Developmental Specialist, family, patient stories, teacher, UCLA Intervention Program


February 26, 2018

The best thing we ever did

By drtracyb drtracyb

We adopted two toddlers from Russia in 2009. Our son was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome within 10 days of coming home. He was later also diagnosed with autism. His sister was also diagnosed many years later with FASD, but she is another story. Regional Center provided in-home services as soon as he was diagnosed […]

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Tags: adpotion, autism, children, children's health, daily intervention, fetal alcohol syndrome, in-home services, parents, patient stories, social skills, UCLA Intervention Program


Understanding pediatric speech disorders

April 28, 2017

Understanding pediatric speech disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

Speech and sound disorders – difficulties in articulation, language, voice or fluency – affect 8 to 9 percent of children in the U.S.; however, a variety of therapies can help children strengthen their speech/language skills. Speech development Children typically start producing sounds (babbling) at around six months of age, and between 10 and 15 months, […]

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Tags: children's health, fluency, health tips for parents, House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA, language, speech articulation, speech disorders, speech impairment, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, voice


April 1, 2017

Dr. David Feazell is the best

By easterbunny easterbunny

My son’s original doctor could not see us because of our personal vaccine beliefs. My insurance hadn’t switched to the new doctor so we could only use urgent care for that month of insurance verification. We now have a new doctor who is from HEAVEN! Meaning, we have someone who cares about my son, like […]

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Tags: children's health, Doctors Day, Dr. David Feazell, patient stories, pediatrician, pediatrics, primary care physician, UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

March 8, 2017

Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

By Brianna Aldrich brianna_aldrich

Maintaining optimal oral health is important in all stages of life, but it’s even more important when a woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women can experience negative, and often unexpected, changes in their oral health that have long-term repercussions. These can include an increase in cavities due to frequent snacking; heightened gum sensitivity and bleeding exacerbated […]

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Tags: children, children's health, dental disease, dental exam, dental radiographs, dental x-rays, Dr. Salina Massei, newborns, oral health, pregnancy, prenatal care, radiation


Dental care for children and adolescents

January 27, 2017

Dental care for children and adolescents

By uclahealth uclahealth

To prevent dental caries, also known as cavities, children 12 months and older should see their dentist twice a year, brush their teeth twice a day and avoid, or eat in moderation, foods that can damage teeth. Dental caries (cavities) When children do not brush regularly, oral bacteria begin to convert food and drink remnants […]

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Tags: brushing your teeth, cavities, children's health, daniela silva dds, dental care, dental caries, dentist, dentistry, oral carem dental x-rays, pediatric dentistry, UCLA Pediatric Dental Residency Program


How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

December 21, 2016

How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 60 percent of people experience at least one nosebleed at some point in their lives. Most cases occur in children 2 to 10 years old. Source of nosebleeds Most children report that they can sense the onset of a nosebleed before it occurs. Ninety percent of nosebleeds in children start from “Kiesselbach’s plexus,” […]

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Tags: children's health, Dr. Alisha West, head and neck surgery, health tips, health tips for parents, intranasal steroids, nasal dryness, nasal irritation, nose, nosebleeds, Pediatric Airway Center at UCLA, pediatrics