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Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter is a professor of Pediatrics with the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper. She discusses the benefits associated with Breastfeeding and why it is important to start from Day 1.
Children need activity, and you and schools need to help them get it.
Middle and high schools should delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health and welfare of students.
And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report
Dietitian shares shopping guidelines
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years
Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds
Child-life specialists use "toys" to help ease the anxiety of children undergoing treatment.
On a midsummer Tuesday morning at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine, the children's waiting room is bustling. Preteens punch up basketball video games while younger children squash Play-Doh through a plastic mold or check doll heart rates with toy stethoscopes.
Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say
But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed
Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association
Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight
Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests
Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds
CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking
American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay
Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people
Research suggests they aren't recognizing overweight in children as readily as they did in years past
Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics
Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes
What is the most important thing to get your children ready for school? It is best summed up by the concept that “children learn best when they are healthy.” Here's a check list that covers the health basics for kids.

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