children’s health

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

Earlier this month, a high school in New Jersey canceled its traditional homecoming celebration for fear that the event would become an exhibition in “mass bullying.” The cancellation came after school officials at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Rumson, New Jersey discovered that students were planning to elect a [...]

By uclahealth • October 21, 2016

No doubt about it: Halloween is a fabulously fun holiday, especially for children who come home with a bag of candy after a night of trick-or-treating. But it’s also one of those holidays that can be easily overdone. That is, eating too much candy can lead to stomach aches, [...]

By Brianna Aldrich • October 17, 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

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: (1) Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Approximately 10 percent of youth experience depression in their adolescence. MDD consists of depressive episodes that last two weeks or longer. Symptoms of MDD include feelings of sadness, [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2016

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By uclahealth • March 4, 2016

Definition Viral infection of the nose and throat Symptoms Runny or congested nose The nasal discharge may be clear, cloudy, yellow or green Usually associated with fever A sore throat often is the first symptom Sometimes associated with a cough, hoarse [...]

By uclahealth • March 3, 2016

By uclahealth • March 3, 2016