Items Tagged ‘health tips’

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

June 20, 2018

How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), […]

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Tags: childrens health, dehydration, fever, health tips, heat exhaustion, heat exposure, heat stress, heat stroke, heat wave, heat-related illness, hot weather, sweating


Epilepsy in children

February 28, 2018

Epilepsy in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in the U.S., affecting more than 470,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18. Understanding seizures “A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects […]

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Tags: anti-seizure drugs, brain abnormalities, diet, Down syndrome, Dr. Jason T. Lerner, Dravet syndrome, electroencephalogram, epilepsy, genetic abnormalities, head injury, health tips, irregular electrical activity


How to discuss difficult news with your child

October 27, 2017

How to discuss difficult news with your child

By uclahealth uclahealth

When children are exposed to news of violent and tragic events, such as natural disasters or mass shootings, they may start to worry that something similar could happen to them or their loved ones. By openly discussing these events and outlining the family’s emergency preparedness plan, parents can alleviate their child’s concerns and model healthy […]

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Tags: health tips, health tips for parents, meaningful ways to cope, parent modeling, sharing difficult news with children, tragic news, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


How mindful meditation can help your child

September 27, 2017

How mindful meditation can help your child

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mindful meditation is a time of quiet contemplation that offers children and adolescents an opportunity to decompress and reflect on their physical, mental and emotional experiences. By refocusing the brain on the present, mindful meditation can help children improve their attention, regulate their emotions and build resiliency. “Mindful meditation allows children to develop a greater […]

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Tags: attention-deficit disorder, FOCUS, health tips, meditation, mental wellbeing, mindful meditation, mindful meditation for children, reflection, regulating emotions, UCLA MARC, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Why is your child avoiding school?

August 30, 2017

Why is your child avoiding school?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 35 percent of school-age children display school-resistant behaviors, which can range from temporary/short-term reluctance to continual avoidance and refusal to go to school. School avoidance and refusal If your child continually begs to stay home or be home schooled, visits the school nurse with vague complaints or asks to be picked up early […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bullying, health tips, isolation, school stress, school-related anxiety, social anxiety, why is your child avoiding school?


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

February 27, 2017

How to prevent peanut allergy in infants

By uclahealth uclahealth

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Between 1 and 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to peanuts — and that number has doubled in Western nations over the past decade. Prevention Peanut allergy, a severe and potentially fatal immune response to certain peanut proteins, develops […]

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Tags: Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, health tips, health tips for parents, infant allergy, peanut allergy


How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

December 21, 2016

How to prevent and treat nosebleeds

By uclahealth uclahealth

Up to 60 percent of people experience at least one nosebleed at some point in their lives. Most cases occur in children 2 to 10 years old. Source of nosebleeds Most children report that they can sense the onset of a nosebleed before it occurs. Ninety percent of nosebleeds in children start from “Kiesselbach’s plexus,” […]

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Tags: children's health, Dr. Alisha West, head and neck surgery, health tips, health tips for parents, intranasal steroids, nasal dryness, nasal irritation, nose, nosebleeds, Pediatric Airway Center at UCLA, pediatrics


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


What to know when your child has a fever

September 30, 2016

What to know when your child has a fever

By uclahealth uclahealth

Several factors can affect a child’s normal body temperature (98.6°F), including time of day, age and activity level. While slight variations can be normal, any body temperature above 100.3° F is considered a fever. Understanding fevers As a parent, you may feel distressed when your child has an abnormally high body temperature. In most cases, […]

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Tags: carlos lerner md, children's health, fever, health tips, health tips for parents, ibuprofen, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatrician, pediatrics, temperature