RN Remedies

Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders

Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders in the First Days of Life

When your baby was born you likely heard a loud cry and examined your baby to make sure he/she had a full set of adorable fingers and toes. But just imagine a few days after you arrive home, your phone […] Read More

Hazards of Leaving a Child in a Hot Car


There is a lot of publicity at the moment about children being left alone in cars and the responsibility of parents. Some accidents are from forgetfulness, a change in routine or a quick errand that turns out to be longer […] Read More

Tummy Time and Your Baby


One of the great benefits to working as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is learning from colleagues from other disciplines in hospital. For example, I am co-teaching a class at CHLA for parents on how to care […] Read More

How to Break Difficult News to Your Child


As a parent, one of the most important parts of your relationship with your child is communication and maintaining an open and honest relationship. Our children look to us for guidance and protection. Information that’s good, bad or indifferent will […] Read More

Swimmer’s Ear Facts and Prevention Methods


Time to go swimming! We are right in the heat of summer, and when I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, I spent most of my summer days swimming. My mother put me, my brother and sister in […] Read More

What is Neuroblastoma?


As a nurse practitioner in the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see many children diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Unless you know a child with this condition or follow one of our inspiring patients […] Read More

How and When to Clean Your Child’s Ears


When I worked in pediatric primary care, one of the biggest ear concerns that I heard from parents was about the presence of wax in their child’s ears and how to clean ears. While earwax is not pleasant to look […] Read More

Diet Pills are Dangerous. What You Can Do as a Parent.


When I was a child, I remember my mom being concerned about her weight after having 6 children. I also remember how moody and irritable she became at one time when she was taking diet pills. Although I was too […] Read More

Meet our New Blogger, Bianca Salvetti, NP


We are happy to announce a new addition to CHLA’s RN Remedies® Program—Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP. Bianca has been a pediatric nurse for 10 years, with most of those years spent at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Pediatric […] Read More

Is Your Child a Migraine Sufferer? Ways You Can Help


We have all heard children say that their head hurts, but is it serious? From my personal experience of having migraines since I was 13 years old, I know how debilitating they can be if not treated. The World Health […] Read More

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