Items Tagged ‘infants’

Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use insect repellant on infants?

August 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use insect repellant on infants?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Is it safe to use an insect repellent with DEET on my 5-month-old? Here in Tennessee, we’re approaching prime mosquito season and we want our little boy to be able to play outside without getting all bitten up. There’s nothing like the thin, high whine of a mosquito to let you know your […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, DEET, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, infants, insect repellant, insects


With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

August 9, 2018

With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will assist patients and new research beginning in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over the course of a year. A $100,000 gift from The Music Man Foundation enabled UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital […]

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Tags: developing infants, infant, infants, music therapist, music therapy, NICU, pediatrics, preemies, premature infants, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination


Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

February 22, 2017

Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new warning about the use of anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. If you’re planning to schedule surgery or another procedure that requires sedation, it’s smart to understand the basics and any risks you or your child may face. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Tags: anesthesia, behavior, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, general anesthetic, infants, medications, pediatric anesthesiology, pregnant women, sedation, sedation drugs, surgery


Best learning toys for kids at every age

March 6, 2016

Best learning toys for kids at every age

By uclahealth uclahealth

  The first time your baby sits up. The first time your toddler starts to take little steps. The first time your child makes a friend in school. All those beautiful moments are thrilling for parents to witness, and mark crucial developmental stages for every child to reach. Kellye Carroll, director of the Chase Child […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life Program, children, developmental stages, infants, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, milestones, motor skills, newborns, preschool, preschoolers, school age children, toddlers