Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Jason Leider can no longer hold a pencil. The 9-year-old is down to his last 20 words, and the only needs he can express are “hot dog” for hungry and “towel” for cold.
(Reuters Health) - A new study of college students finds that some of their “protective strategies” when they plan on drinking are actually...
A woman brought her 8-year-old son to Philadelphia to our office because she was very worried about him. The typical child grows two to three inches each year, but starting at age 5, her child's growth had slowed to less than an inch a year.
A kindergartner gets on the school bus after eating a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast. With a smear on his hand, he uses the rail to hoist himself up the steps.
As she rocked her 4-month-old infant in her arms, a visually upset young mother said, "I think my baby is falling apart and so am I." A quick glance at this previously healthy child confirmed her fears.
Here's a new argument for why television may be harmful for kids: It may put them at higher risk of being bullied later in life.
But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users
When it comes to the hazards of coloring with crayons, I was stumped. What's the worst that could happen? A child would color outside the lines?
But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana
Nothing about Lucy RorkeAdams is retiring. Not her crowded office in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, lined with medical texts and stacks of professional journals, two microscopes at the ready. Certainly not her manner - forthright and candid, ready to provide detailed answers to every question posed.
Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice
It's known by doctors as the "Babyboy, Babygirl" problem. For the millions of babies born in the United States to parents who are still agonizing over names or who must be rushed to neonatal intensive care, hospitals assign them a placeholder na
Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse
California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget
Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems
Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say
Suggestions to help break the habit
4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds
Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely
Smart strategies to lower danger risk
Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say
Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn
Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link
For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes
Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years
Craving sweet and sour pork, but you want to cut down on the fat? This recipe doesn’t deep fry the pork and adds more veggies. You get crunch from topping it with toasted almonds and green onions.

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