RN Remedies

Bottoms Up! Alleviating Diaper Rash

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At the Division of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I see a lot of diaper rash, because I am always opening up the diaper for exams. Diaper rash is an inevitable part of being a baby. Even though […] Read More

When and How to Have “The Talk”


By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP The importance of using contraceptive methods can be a difficult conversation to have with your child or teenager. In the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, […] Read More

The Choking Game: A Popular but Deadly Fad


Reading about the increasingly popular choking game, I had a sudden flashback memory of a game I once saw at a slumber party when I was a preteen. Girls would intentionally hyperventilate, then someone behind them would give a strong […] Read More

Parents’ Guide to Teens and Cell Phones

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Smartphones: They drive our world these days, and for teenagers, they shape their world. Unfortunately, technology can come with a price. Cell phone problems arise with teens, often resulting in feuds between parents from overuse. They can also lead to […] Read More

How To Tell The Difference Between Cold and Sinusitis Symptoms

How To Tell The Difference Between Cold and Sinusitis Symptoms

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, sinusitis is the No. 1 chronic illness for all age groups in the United States. Pediatric sinusitis is estimated to complicate approximately 5 to 10 percent of upper respiratory infections in early […] Read More

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