Items Tagged ‘Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap tdunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

December 16, 2016

Seven tips for choosing safe toys this holiday season

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product […]

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Tags: children, choking, choking hazards, electronics, emergency room, helmet, holidays, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, recalls, toddlers, toy hazards, toy recalls


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


Does my child have asthma?

May 31, 2016

Does my child have asthma?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Get more Health Tips at http://www.uclahealth.org/healthtips.

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Tags: asthma, children, children's health, health tips, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, respiratory diseases


Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

May 25, 2016

Kiddie pools pose drowning hazards. Here’s how to keep kids safe

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep-ends, diving boards, and swim parties,” said Dr. Nina Shapiro, a professor of head and neck surgery and director […]

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Tags: childrens health, Dr. Nina Shapiro, kiddie pools, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric otolaryngology, swimming pools, swimming safety, water safety


Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

March 11, 2016

Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sleep on This: 6 Important Facts About Sleep Whether you’re one of the few who sleep like a baby or are constantly playing catch up, your sleep habits play a critical role in your health. Our bodies not only need to recharge, but our brains also need time to process the day’s activities. So how […]

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Tags: brain, brain health, Dr. Itzhak Fried, dreams, insomnia, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, REM sleep, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Tumaini Rucker Coker, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center


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


How do I know if a "cold is more than a cold?

March 3, 2016

How do I know if a “cold is more than a cold?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: cold medicine, colds, colds in children, Dr. Nina Shapiro, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center


January 25, 2016

Healing Power of Pancakes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It will be interesting trying to motivate him to go home because he’s had such a great time. He has blueberry pancakes every morning for breakfast,” says John Matise, father to 6-year-old Zachary Matise. Zachary’s mother, Ann Matise, adds, “He had surgery on his appendix Friday night. He has to get rid of a fever […]

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Tags: appendix, Chase Child Life Program, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA