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Andrea Harvey will be counting hers. Though at first glance, it might not seem she has many to count.
Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study
If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says
What could be more wholesome for elementary and middle-school students than a lunch packed at home? A lunch purchased from the school cafeteria.
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids
Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season
Teen's online behaviors may create real-life problems like relationship abuse and negative thoughts on body image.
Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than two percent of middle or high schools would have measured up.
Texting and "sexting," sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data have existed on the extent to which these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten, or stalk.
Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots
Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says
Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care
But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more
Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older
Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say
Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study
Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes
If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says
Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out
Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed
Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles
High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids
Resources online to design an action plan and programs at hospitals such as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are there to assist families manage a child's asthma.

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