Items Tagged ‘Halloween’

Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

October 12, 2018

Ophthalmologists warn of five frightening risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription

By uclahealth uclahealth

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes  join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it […]

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Tags: contact lenses, corneal abrasion, corneal scratch, corneal transplantation, decreased vision, Halloween, keratitis, non-prescription contacts, ophthalmology, pink eye, pink eye treatment


How much candy is too much on Halloween?

October 31, 2017

How much candy is too much on Halloween?

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With candy practically falling from the sky on Halloween, many kids will overindulge on sugary sweets during all the festivities. While that can be part of the fun of the holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy candy without overdoing it, says Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and adjunct […]

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Tags: added sugar, candy, children, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, Halloween, holiday, holiday diet, nutrition, pediatrics, sugar


Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

October 6, 2017

Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids’ thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The good news is that they don’t have to miss […]

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Tags: blood glucose spikes, candy, candy buyback, childhood diabetes, children with diabetes, diabetes, Dr. Steven Mittelman, Halloween, low-carb snacks, low-sugar snacks, pediatric diabetes, sugar-free candy


Healthy Halloween treats

October 20, 2016

Healthy Halloween treats

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

As Halloween approaches and sugary treats top the shopping list, there are some tricks you can deploy to provide healthy and fun alternatives to the customary loads of candy that are shoveled into kids’ bags and stomachs. To stop the sugar overload this Halloween, consider handing out healthy snacks and nonedible treats like Halloween stickers, […]

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Tags: antioxidants, calories, candy, childrens health, diet, Halloween, healthy treats, recipes, sugary treats


Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

October 17, 2016

Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

By Brianna Aldrich Brianna Aldrich

No doubt about it: Halloween is a fabulously fun holiday, especially for children who come home with a bag of candy after a night of trick-or-treating. But it’s also one of those holidays that can be easily overdone. That is, eating too much candy can lead to stomach aches, sugar highs – and cavities. “Naturally […]

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Tags: candy, cavities, children's health, dentistry, diet, food, Halloween, healthy holidays, oral health, wellness