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Dear Doctor: I know that processed foods aren’t good for me and should be avoided, but I still have some questions. Could you please explain ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 25, 2020

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When ...

By uclahealth • June 20, 2018

Epilepsy – a disorder of the brain associated with sudden and unpredictable seizures – is the most common chronic neurological condition among children in ...

By uclahealth • February 28, 2018

When children are exposed to news of violent and tragic events, such as natural disasters or mass shootings, they may start to worry that ...

By uclahealth • October 27, 2017

Mindful meditation is a time of quiet contemplation that offers children and adolescents an opportunity to decompress and reflect on their physical, mental and ...

By uclahealth • September 27, 2017

Up to 35 percent of school-age children display school-resistant behaviors, which can range from temporary/short-term reluctance to continual avoidance and refusal to go to ...

By uclahealth • August 30, 2017

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism ...

By uclahealth • March 29, 2017

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Between 1 and 2 percent of children and adolescents ...

By uclahealth • February 27, 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 ...

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 ...

By uclahealth • October 28, 2016