RN Remedies

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

Digital Stress: What is it, how does it affect teens and how can you help?

Your teen may encounter stress from social media, emails or texting.

By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP Recently, I came across an article about digital stress and its effects on teenagers. Working in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, this is often a topic of concern […] Read More

Barbecuing with Kids. Safety tips.


By RN Remedies® blogger, Robert Giesler, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, RRT, CPST In our family, the Fall season means getting out of the house, enjoying the cooler weather and firing up the fire pit or barbecue for amazing family meals! We […] Read More

Tips for Parents: Puberty Starting in Children Younger than Age 9


By RN Remedies blogger, Bianca Salvetti, MSN, CNS, CPNP Talking to your child about puberty can be difficult at any age, but discussing normal body changes with your 12-year-old might not seem as scary as talking to a 6-year-old. Recently, […] Read More

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

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