pediatrics

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 [...]
By easterbunny • April 1, 2017
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DR. LINDSEY WELLS. DR. WELLS HAS WENT OVER AND BEYOND TO HELP NOT ONLY ME BUT MY CHILDREN AS WELL. SHE'S VERY PASSIONATE AND UNDERSTANDING I LOVE HER. MY CHILDREN CAN BE OPEN AND COMFORTABLE [...]
By lenise17 • March 8, 2017
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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 21, 2016
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, [...]
By uclahealth • October 28, 2016
Beware of those homeopathic teething tablets and gels. That’s the word from the Food and Drug Administration, which recently warned parents that the products may pose a risk to infants and young children. In fact, the agency said, consumers should immediately stop using the products. But fear not. [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • October 23, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
Club foot.  Scoliosis.  Pigeon toes. The images of impoverished Vietnamese children suffering from these disorders--all easily corrected by surgery in the U.S.--are forever seared in Harry Mai’s brain. The 26-year-old visited Vietnam dozens of times as a child and possesses a strong connection to its most vulnerable citizens.  [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • June 29, 2016
If your family is planning to head to Mexico, Europe or beyond this summer, not only will your kids will be among the approximately 1.9 million children from the U.S. traveling abroad this year. They'll also be among those exposed to new infections and health risks. [...]
By Amy Albin • June 27, 2016
The Story of a Griffin as told by Griffin: "What's that Mommy? You want me to thank ONE of my doctors? Impossible... I want to thank my entire team of rock star doctors! Dr. Sklansky - thanks for saying hi through mommy's belly before I was even [...]
By dawnsedorovich • March 30, 2016
Everyone benefits from a good night’s rest, but sleep is especially important in healing and strengthening children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Unfortunately, catching some Z’s at a hospital that operates 24/7 isn’t always easy. “We knew from [...]
By uclahealth • March 18, 2016