Saturday, February 13, 2016

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(TNS) CHICAGO — The mother and father watched as their 16-year-old daughter ate her pork chop and green beans across the kitchen table of their...
(TNS) CHICAGO — It seemed like the flu. Three years ago, Tim Brown’s 3-year-old granddaughter Evelyn had an upset stomach and a fever. Symptoms...
Ten-year-old Nyr Medina-Castrejon admired herself in the mirror as she twirled around the bedroom in a pretty purple dress.
Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms
If your son insists he is a girl, what should you do? Eric Vilain, professor of human genetics and pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and J. Michael Bailey, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, pose dueling scenarios:
From April 2007 through April 2009, 10 heart surgery patients died or suffered neurological complications due to inadequate care, according to a specialist who operated the heart-lung machine during surgeries at St. Chris.
Sexual maturity slowed in obese kids, but sped up in those who were only overweight, study found
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers
Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants
Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows
Anna Okropiribce, 16, drinks from the water fountains at Northeast High School only when she's "desperate." The water is warm and metallic-tasting.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report
If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says
Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems
Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper
Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find
23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds
Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms
23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds
Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder
Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder
But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers
Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say
Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced
Find out what foods will give our kids healthier brains.
Save some time in the kitchen! Here are some hacks including mango, pomegranate, and grapes.
Here's how we can help victims of human trafficking and support laws to help end it. Also, learn more about Covenant House's Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition on March 18.

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