RN Remedies

What is HPV and Does Your Child Need to Receive the Vaccine Now?


Around 11 years of age, your child’s primary health care provider will recommend getting the HPV series. But what is HPV and why should your child receive this vaccine against this virus? HPV stands for human papilloma virus. It is […] Read More

Missing Your Child’s Doctor Appointment: Harmless or Harmful?


We all have heard someone tell us, “Don’t miss your doctor appointment.” Ever wonder why? Going to see your doctor for regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. It can also aid in early detection […] Read More

Sniffing Out Solutions to Pre-Teen Body Odor


The first time I smelled my 8-year-old son’s musty arm pits, I became emotional! There were a million thoughts flowing through my head. How did this happen so fast? He hasn’t even reached puberty yet! How can I explain the […] Read More

First Aid 101 for Parents

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Do you know what to do if your child gets a bloody nose, sprains their ankle, or gets a big scrape? I have friends and family members who literally keep me on speed dial every time someone in their house […] Read More

Dangers of Energy Drinks for Kids

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Energy drinks have been popular for a while now. They are marketed in attractive, brightly colored cans small enough to put in a pocket or purse and easy for small hands to hold, and they taste like soda or sweet […] Read More

Easy Tips for Dealing with Picky Eaters


“That’s yucky, I don’t like it.” Does this phrase sound familiar? My 5 year-old nephew almost predictably recites this line when new foods are presented. I would estimate that nine times out of 10 he has never even tried the […] Read More

Laundry Pod Poison Danger


If you are like me, you are probably using those cute laundry pods to do your laundry. They are attractive and so easy to use! Plus they feel good to squeeze, like a water balloon! Since my child is grown […] Read More

Feeding Tips for the Hospitalized Child


In earlier blogs I wrote about the care of Gastrostomy tubes for the tube-fed child and then collaborated with a colleague to address the issue of tummy time and how important it is to the growing baby. I am again […] Read More

Safe Kids, Safe Sleep

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Recently, The Honest Company, Jessica Alba and Baby 2 Baby teamed up to give 20 deserving patient families from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles the gift of a safe crib and a bag of The Honest Company essentials. Together, with Thomas […] Read More

Keep Your Teen from Texting Behind the Wheel

Protect your teen from texting and driving.

My wife and I worry about our 16-year-old son texting and driving, which according to the reports I read, teens tend to do more than they should. I think we should take away his phone, but my wife thinks we […] Read More