Items Tagged ‘children’s health’

What do I need to know about autism?

March 29, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


New U Bar promotes better health through technology

June 29, 2016

New U Bar promotes better health through technology

By uclahealth uclahealth

Health and fitness applications (apps) for tablets and smartphones make it easier for patients to take charge of their healthcare. But with hundreds of apps to choose from, identifying which apps are best suited to an individual can be a challenge. “If an app is too complicated, or a patient doesn’t readily see that it […]

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Tags: apps, children’s health, disease management, fitness, health and fitness applications, interactive health technology, iPads, mental health, myuclahealth, nutrition, pregnancy, smoking cessation


Why parents need a hospital playroom too

May 13, 2016

Why parents need a hospital playroom too

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Everyone knows that, for kids, being in the hospital is no fun. That’s why UCLA Health’s child life specialists make sure hospitalized kids still get to be kids. They staff playrooms, orchestrate social events and bring movies and games to kids’ bedsides. Now, child life experts nationwide are recognizing that kids’ parents, who are stressed […]

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Tags: adult caregivers, Chase Child Life Program, child life specialists, children’s health, family resource room, family-centered care, Kellye Carroll, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, pediatric patient, Shannon Allbright, volunteer