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There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of hearts among obese and normal-weight adolescents
Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see
Ellen DeGeneres donated $10,000 to Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still to help his 4-year-old daughter in her fight against cancer. His daughter Leah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer in June and doctors have told her father she has about a 50% chance of survival.
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Brain scans showing that human responses to our dogs are not unlike those evoked by our children suggest a deep evolutionary bond.
Be informed. Don't panic. And wash your hands. That was the advice offered to adults and children at the Safe Schools Summit on Wednesday at the Drexelbrook Conference Center in Drexel Hill.
A team of officials from the United States visited a French primary school on Tuesday looking for tips to promote healthy eating from a lesson teaching children how to appreciate good food.
Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
NEW YORK (AP) - For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.
Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure
Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say
Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see
Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction
Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest
Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement
Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm
Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found
Access to care might play a role, researcher says
Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Among children less than 6 years of age, one child every eight minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error annually, finds a new study, which analyzed data from the National Poison Data System from 2002 to 2012.

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