Items Tagged ‘hyperactivity’

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


Teens need sleep for healthy mind and body

March 7, 2018

Teens need sleep for healthy mind and body

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sleep experts say that about one-third of our day should be spent sleeping so the remaining hours can be as productive as possible. And according to Douglas Li, MD, a UCLA pediatric pulmonologist, adequate sleep is especially critical for adolescents. “What I want people to understand is that sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. […]

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Tags: bedtime, brain development, Dr. Iqbal Rashid, hyperactivity, internal clocks, mood problems, oversleep, pediatric sleep medicine, sleep debt, sleeping, UCLA Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine