childrens health

https://youtu.be/J4n2MiGgDUI They throw temper tantrums. They hit their siblings.  And when denied the tiniest desire, they can melt into inconsolable puddles. Yet, somehow it’s up to you to help mold these little emotional tornadoes into reasonable human beings. What’s a parent do? Giving names to feelings [...]
By Meg Sullivan • June 25, 2016
While “summertime food” may conjure images of hot dogs and ice cream, summer is actually the perfect time to increase your family’s intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whether they’re cannonballing into the pool, building sandcastles, riding bikes or scaling jungle gyms, fun in the sun makes [...]
By uclahealth • June 22, 2016
Seasonal allergies, also called “hay fever,” can cause miserable, cold-like symptoms in your child: congestion, sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. But beyond the common symptoms, how much do you really know about seasonal allergies? Take this quiz to find out:
  1. True or false: Allergies are only [...]
By uclahealth • June 21, 2016
Dehydration is a very common heat-related condition, and can be a dangerous consequence of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. In the most severe instances, dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated. “Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and salts than it replenishes,” says Carlos Lerner, [...]
By uclahealth • June 19, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOUt3OebcMY For many kids, spending hours in the water this summer can bring on a painful infection of the external ear canal called swimmer’s ear. One study published in the journal Environmental Health estimated that there are at least 128 million swimming events in natural waters in the [...]
By Amy Albin • June 18, 2016
https://youtu.be/GQkGqyGZIEA Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep-ends, diving boards, and swim parties,” said Dr. Nina Shapiro, [...]
By Amy Albin • May 25, 2016
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, [...]
By Amy Albin • May 23, 2016
Rice cereal has had a rough week. Most pediatricians recommend it for an infant’s introduction to solid food, with many children in the U.S. consuming a steady diet of rice cereal and other rice products. But a new, and widely publicized, study found that babies fed rice-based foods had [...]
By Amy Albin • May 2, 2016
  Maybe bullying would be easier to stop if kids themselves knew [...]
By Meg Sullivan • April 18, 2016
There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core [...]
By uclahealth • April 13, 2016