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Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects [...]

By Tiare Dunlap • February 9, 2018

If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, [...]

By uclahealth • December 16, 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

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By uclahealth • May 31, 2016 Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep-ends, diving boards, and swim parties,” said Dr. Nina Shapiro, a [...]

By • May 25, 2016

Sleep on This: 6 Important Facts About Sleep Whether you’re one of the few who sleep like a baby or are constantly playing catch up, your sleep habits play a critical role in your health. Our bodies not only need to recharge, but our brains also need time [...]

By uclahealth • March 11, 2016   The first time your baby sits up. The first time your toddler starts to take little steps. The first time your child makes a friend in school. All those beautiful moments are thrilling for parents to witness, and mark crucial developmental stages for every child [...]

By uclahealth • March 6, 2016

By uclahealth • March 3, 2016

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness [...]

By uclahealth • February 25, 2016

“It will be interesting trying to motivate him to go home because he’s had such a great time. He has blueberry pancakes every morning for breakfast,” says John Matise, father to 6-year-old Zachary Matise. Zachary’s mother, Ann Matise, adds, “He had surgery on his appendix Friday night. He has to [...]

By uclahealth • January 25, 2016