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Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move.
And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics
Brothers or sisters might have a greater influence than parents on a child's likelihood of being obese.
According to new national research lead by a critical care doctor at Akron Children's Hospital, establishing standardized ways to transfer patient care during shift changes or between units can reduce "handoff-related care failures" by nearly 70 percent.
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited
Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively.
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders
To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say
Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution
Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult
Here's a list of health benefits
Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows
Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say
Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months
Such as a sudden desire to avoid school
By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited
Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Vacations can provide us with much needed and well-deserved down time with our families A few minutes spent planning for safety can improve the odds that the vacation will be everything you want it to be, and maybe even provide a few teachable moments for your kids.

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