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Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere a little girl’s heart is beating today because of him.
CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study
Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms
Telltale signs to look for
Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year
Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds
The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics
And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say
Findings underscore importance of license restrictions, researchers say
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too
Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms
How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications
Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds
Signs the youngster should see a doctor
Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds
To avoid back pain later in life, a child’s loaded backpack should weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of a child’s body weight. Many children are carrying more than they should due to heavier textbooks and laptops.

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