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Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
Psychological cruelty to children from parents or caregivers can cause as much - or even more - emotional damage than physical and sexual abuse.
There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of hearts among obese and normal-weight adolescents
Teaching kids to become responsible
But experts say genes aren't destiny
Ellen DeGeneres donated $10,000 to Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still to help his 4-year-old daughter in her fight against cancer. His daughter Leah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer in June and doctors have told her father she has about a 50% chance of survival.
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Brain scans showing that human responses to our dogs are not unlike those evoked by our children suggest a deep evolutionary bond.
Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight
Get doctor's approval before starting a diet
Be careful of trick-or-treaters
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found
Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report
Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say
Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex
The after school snack frenzy is here! Now that we're mid-way through the fall, your kids may be getting a little tired of the traditional “healthy” ideas of carrot or celery sticks. Wind down the afternoon with this fun and tasty recipe that is sure to please the savory snack lover in your home.

Have questions about your child's health? Ask! Our panel of area doctors may be able to help.

OUR GROWING LIST OF EXPERTS

 

STEPHEN ARONOFF, M.D., M.B.A.,
Temple University Hospital

 

CHRISTOPHER C. CHANG, M.D., Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

MARIO CRUZ, M.D.
Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

 

KATHERINE K. DAHLSGAARD, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

GARY A. EMMETT, M.D.
Nemours Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College

 

LAUREN FALINI
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

HAZEL GUINTO-OCAMPO, M.D.
Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospita

 

RIMA HIMELSTEIN, M.D.
Crozer-Keystone Health System

 

W. DOUGLAS TYNAN, Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

BETH WALLACE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia