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What do I need to know about the flu?

October 28, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be hospitalized from influenza (flu) complications than those in other age groups. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to protect your child and family from the flu. Seasonal Influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young […]

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Tags: bacterial infections, children's health, congestion, cough, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fever, flu, flu vaccination, health tips, health tips for parents, hoarseness, illness


Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

September 15, 2016

Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five proven methods to avoid getting sick this […]

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Tags: colds, congestion, coughing, fatigue, fever, flu, germs, hand sanitizers, hand washing, sick, sickness, sore throat


True or false: How much do you know about seasonal allergies in children?

June 21, 2016

True or false: How much do you know about seasonal allergies in children?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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: True or false: Allergies are only caused by outdoor substances. True or false: Children […]

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Tags: allergy triggers, childrens health, cockroaches, congestion, dust mites, grass, hay fever, itchy eyes, mold, outdoor allergens, pet dander, pollen