Fit Kids Get Higher Math and Reading Scores

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Could an hour on the playground, a bike ride or a walk in the park do more for your child’s math and reading scores than more studying?... Read more

What should parents do about stuttering?

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by Gary Emmett, M.D. I saw a 3 ½ year old boy in my office this week, and his father was very concerned about stuttering. The patient... Read more

Can healthy food make kids smarter?

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Brain food is real - and so is “brain-draining” food. So say Australian researchers who checked up on the diets of 7,000 little... Read more

Improving literacy for children

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In this week’s Healthy Kids Minute, doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children stress the importance of reading aloud to children... Read more

Babies are born to learn

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Researchers are calling it the “Goldilocks Effect”: Turns out that babies’ brains are wired to focus on “just right”... Read more

Yoga has mind/body benefits for teens

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A brand-new study points the way to fun, feel-good exercise that’s good for a teenager’s body and mind: Yoga. Conducted by a researcher... Read more

Please stop making nutrition complicated

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Below is the first blog entry from Beth Wallace, a registered dietitian at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who will be blogging regularly... Read more