Thursday, January 29, 2015

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CHICAGO (AP) - With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say
Just about the time McKenna Smith reached the age of 6 months, her parents noticed something odd.
But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say
INSIDE EDITION is there as Chef Brittany, who trained at the prestigious culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in Hollywood, turns school lunch into a five star experience.
Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says
That increases chances of accidents, injuries and unplanned pregnancies, study says
Susan Wallace is used to sad stories. An analyst for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, she reviews the reports that health-care facilities must regularly submit to the state, describing unfortunate events from bedsores to surgeries on the wrong knee.
Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool
Researchers saw correlation between the commercials and drinking initiation, binge drinking
Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning
Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills
Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease
20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say
But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says
As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue
Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children
Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say
Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds
Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say
Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say
While teens abusing prescription drugs is not a new problem, there have been increased concerns that “pharming” parties are growing trend.

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