childrens health

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
All kids experience pain at some point, whether from injury or illness. For some kids, however, the pain is chronic and doesn’t respond well to treatment. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. The past decade has brought a wealth of research and newer technologies, such as brain imaging, [...]
By Amy Albin • April 12, 2016
As parents, it’s tough to see our children upset, worried or stressed. And while it’s natural to want to remove every hardship from their lives, letting them experience stress can actually be healthy. They will benefit in the long run from learning how to manage stress on their own, says [...]
By Meg Sullivan • March 31, 2016
According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4iIhCE_b4 With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016