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Wearing gold shoelaces, thousands of Northeast Ohio college, high school and youth athletes have joined a national movement to team up to help kids defeat cancer.
It's tough enough to get the gang together for nightly dinners, but what about heading to the gym together? The Cornicello's are leaning on each other to motivate them toward a healthy lifestyle.
Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills
A "Jeopardy" answer: The word for the plastic tip of a shoelace. Question: What is an aglet? A medical jeopardy answer: The word for the DNA at the ends of chromosomes.
Water damage in living rooms or children's bedrooms, as confirmed by infrared cameras, could be associated with worse eczema in children.
Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say
Joseph S. Camardo, Philip T. Ninan, and George M. Wohlreich, medical doctors and fellows of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, wrote this for "The Public's Health" blog, www.philly.com/publichealth.
Younger minds are better learners
A group of preschoolers in California have become experts at technology, mastering how to use cell phones, video games and computers.
American families with children bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an analysis of a pledge by big food companies to reduce calories in the marketplace. It's an "impressive" accomplishment but not sufficient to reverse childhood obesity, experts say.
Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say
Feed baby more during the day
Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children
Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills
Make sure anchors are below ground
Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria
Or he could become obese later
But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection
They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder
Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment
As children with allergies and asthma head off to school, you'll need to be thinking about their medical supplies in addition to their school supplies. It is also important that the school and your child know how and when to use these medications.

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