Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says
Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age
Dr Kate Cronan of Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children discusses comon hazards found around the home.
Study found more than 90 minutes a night linked to lower performance in math, science
Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children
The results of a recent study were more heartening than surprising. Short version: If we clean up the air, kids' lungs will benefit.
But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children
A new book by Susan Golombok, PhD maintains that “children in new family forms are no different than children raised in more traditional family structures." Good family relationships with committed parents who show warmth, loving, and communicate effectively with the child is key.
Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation
Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests
Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says
Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says
Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds
Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age
Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies
It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds
Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds
Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children
Consider fit and function
Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain
Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain
Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking
Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress
But one-third still eating it every day, study finds
Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach
Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says
Proof that eating large amounts of foods with nickel causing a skin reaction is lacking. Over the years, there have been many anecdotal reports, but rigorous research hasn't taken place to confirm.

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

OUR GROWING LIST OF EXPERTS

 

 • SARAH LEVIN ALLEN, Ph.D., CBIS
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

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

 

PETER BIDEY, D.O.
Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

CHRISTOPHER C. CHANG, M.D., PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis

 

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

 

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

 

MAGEE DEFLICE, M.D.
Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

JESSICA KENDORSKI, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

ANITA KULICK
President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting

 

JANET ROSENZWEIG, MS, PhD, MPA
Vice-President for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America

 

BETH WALLACE SMITH, R.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

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

 

FLORA KOPLIN WINSTON, M.D.
Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention