It’s likely you’ve heard of MRSA and not known exactly what it was. Some people in the media call it a “flesh eating bacteria” or “staph infection.” The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) categorized MRSA has a major public health threat. MRSA used to be found mostly in hospitalized patients, [...]
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries: the causes and symptoms. Knee injuries are not fun and can take young athletes off the field or court for a significant amount of time. I hope what I learned from my personal experience and my role as a nurse in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can help your child’s knees stay healthy and happy.
Bullying of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a major problem. 46 percent of kids with autism in middle and high school reported being victimized in 2011 and some studies show that 70 percent of kids with autism, that are mainstreamed, are bullied. This inspired me to investigate the issue of bullying and how it affects kids with autism and offer ways you can help.
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve playing basketball. I started playing competitive sports when I was about eight years old. I played on teams at my local park and recreation center and then quickly moved up to private travel league teams and in high school. I played basketball for so many years, I cannot [...]
Being a nurse has given me the opportunity to experience many things, from taking care of children, helping parents, collaborating with other nurses and working where I can learn something new every day. I’d like to share a story about one of our patients, Joanna* and how she experienced the healing power of books. Joanna [...]
Recently, the rate of childhood obesity has fallen, this Feb. 26 ABC News story has more details, yet weight is still an issue with many parents and kids. Many parents want to know, “How do you help your child if they are concerned about weight?” I reached out to two experts from Children’s Hospital Los [...]
We are in the middle of cold and flu season. Hospitals and Emergency Rooms are full with patients suffering from the symptoms. Adults and children commonly get colds. But bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the airways, can make younger children and babies very ill. Respiratory Syncytial Virus, something we know in hospitals as RSV is the [...]
For three years, I lived in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. There I sometimes experienced cold weather down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit during the wintertime. Frostbite was a real threat and you could readily find all kinds of information about how to identify, treat, and prevent frostbite. I have to admit, when [...]
Keep you and your family healthy this season! Media reports that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention states the seasonal flu has spread throughout the country and is reaching high levels. The RN Remedies nurse bloggers share expert tips to help keep your family healthy during the flu season. Protect Your [...]
Most of my posts cover topics that impact the majority of parents. But, for this post, I want to give a little extra support to parents who have kids with gastrostomy feeding tubes (G-tubes). The needs of this community are extra special. Making sure your child eats and gets enough nutrients is an important part [...]