Items Tagged ‘concentration’

To the untrained eye, kids' seasonal allergy symptoms may look like learning disability

May 1, 2018

To the untrained eye, kids’ seasonal allergy symptoms may look like learning disability

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Many young children struggle with seasonal allergies and the discomfort that accompanies them.  For some kids, seasonal allergy symptoms are severe enough that they can be mistaken for symptoms of learning disabilities. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergist at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, explains that certain symptoms characteristic of learning disabilities or behavioral problems, […]

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Tags: allergens, allergies, allergy, concentration, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, hyperactivity, hypoallergenic, learning disability, outdoor allergens, pediatrician, pediatrics, seasonal allergies

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities