Items Tagged ‘pediatrician’

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

October 9, 2019

Advice for Grandparent Caregivers: 5 Questions Answered

By uclahealth uclahealth

Millions of grandparents are providing daytime (or all-the-time) care for their grandchildren. Grandparents are caring for one in four children under the age of 5. In addition, 14 percent of grandparents are their grandchildren’s legal guardians. Why do grandparents care for grandchildren? A majority of grandparents (58 percent) provide care because they enjoy it, and […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, babysitting, caregivers, grandchildren, grandparents, infant sleep, nutrition, pediatrician, pediatrics, SIDS, sudden death syndrome, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


How do you choose the right pediatric specialist?

August 9, 2019

How do you choose the right pediatric specialist?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Choosing a qualified pediatrician or family physician is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child. But if your child has a chronic medical condition, developmental delays or serious injury, you may need a pediatric specialist to be part of their health care team in addition to their primary care doctor. Pediatric […]

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Tags: pediatric specialist, pediatrician


March 25, 2019

First Time Mom – Best Pediatrician

By Helizm Helizm

Just want to say thank you to Dr. Suzanne Cambou for being such an incredible pediatrician for my little girl. Our daughter had severe reflux and difficulties feeding from the beginning. Dr. Cambou spent the time we needed to reassure a very nervous first time Mom and give us a treatment plan that worked. I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Suzzane Cambou, patient stories, pediatrician, severe reflux


Understanding Headaches in Children

October 1, 2018

Understanding Headaches in Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Children can suffer from headaches, just like adults do. More than 90 percent of children and teens will have experienced at least one headache by the time they turn 18 years old. We label child headaches as: Primary headaches, which include tension headaches, migraines and something known as new daily persistent headaches Secondary headaches, […]

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Tags: headache, headaches in children, migrane, pediatrician, tension headache, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


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


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition


Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

January 22, 2018

Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, was first exposed publicly when pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha held a news conference addressing the alarming levels of lead she and her colleagues were seeing in patients’ blood. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) worked together to recognize the link between the […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, children, dr. alice kuo, pediatrician, Pediatricians, pediatrics, policy, public health


Pierre for patients

August 7, 2017

Pierre for patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My dad’s a pediatrician and my mom is a physical therapist, so I grew up in hospitals,” says Matt Elias, who has been volunteering with his 2-year-old French bulldog, Pierre, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for the past year as part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection program. “When I got Pierre, I realized I […]

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Tags: featured, patients, pediatrician, pet therapy, physical therapist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, staff, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, UCLA Volunteer, US News, volunteer


200 hearts mended and counting

August 7, 2017

200 hearts mended and counting

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there,” says Dr. Juan Alejos, clinical […]

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Tags: cardiologist, congenital heart disease, Dr. Juan Alejos, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrician, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgeon, UCLA Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, US News, volunteer surgeons


April 1, 2017

Dr. David Feazell is the best

By easterbunny easterbunny

My son’s original doctor could not see us because of our personal vaccine beliefs. My insurance hadn’t switched to the new doctor so we could only use urgent care for that month of insurance verification. We now have a new doctor who is from HEAVEN! Meaning, we have someone who cares about my son, like […]

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Tags: children's health, Doctors Day, Dr. David Feazell, patient stories, pediatrician, pediatrics, primary care physician, UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital