RN Remedies

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

Take the Pick Out of Nose Picking


My nephew recently came up to me and said, “I have a boogie” as he held out his finger and waves a ball of freshly plucked mucous in front of me. Gross. I immediately remedied this situation by handing him […] Read More

How to Help Your Child Lose Weight Safely


How many fast food restaurants have you driven through at 6 p.m. on a work night, with a hungry child in the back seat? Many of us have, and as parents we likely feel guilty. Childhood obesity is rapidly on […] Read More

Why Summer Camp is Healthy for Your Child


It’s summer and that means summer camp is officially in session! My summer camp experiences are some of my best childhood memories. Camp is an excellent activity for kids because it keeps them active and physically fit, allows them to […] Read More

What Parents Need to Know About Botulism


On our inpatient unit of pediatric patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, we often see babies with issues related to eating. Some babies can’t eat normally. This means they do not take in enough calories, or there is some problem with […] Read More

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