Pediatrics

Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are [...]

By uclahealth • May 12, 2017

Fourteen months after the Zika virus [...]

By Tiare Dunlap • May 5, 2017

I can't believe it has been ten years, but what I wrote to friends and family about our very first visit with our son's neurologist, Dr. Jason Lerner, back in 2007 is still true: "He left us with the impression that excellent medical care and a friendly, compassionate bedside [...]

By anselsdaybreak • March 30, 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 SPEAKING WITH DR WELLS AND [...]

By lenise17 • March 8, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • February 22, 2017

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps [...]

By uclahealth • February 16, 2017

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year [...]

By HRHJudy • February 8, 2017

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. [...]

By uclahealth • January 20, 2017

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in [...]

By uclahealth • January 18, 2017

How do you help a child who’s become so fearful in the hospital that she has stopped speaking? The answer may be “Blowin’ in the Wind” — or maybe “Fight Song.” Whichever tunes moved this little girl to speak, it [...]

By uclahealth • December 8, 2016