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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
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Children who spend time outdoors after school are more likely to be physically fit.
Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day
With all of the activities your child will be doing at camp this summer, a snack attack is bound to strike. While it’s essential to pack your kids something they want to eat, that doesn’t mean you have to pack them junk.
Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report
Benefits evident from birth, researchers say
Philly.com's Michael Kaskey-Blomain reports from the Joe Hand Boxing Gym where it held its annual community day.
Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say
Parents should limit car use, point out unsafe driving behaviors, be a good role model, set 'carfews'
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests
Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety
Remedies to help fight the pain and itch
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous
Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why
Biking with your kids is just one more way to get outdoors with your family and enjoy nature. Here are some picks for good places to go around this area.

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