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Kids' Boot Camp at Memorial Hospital West, in Miami, is a program aimed at getting kids in shape at an early age.
Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines
Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move.
And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics
Brothers or sisters might have a greater influence than parents on a child's likelihood of being obese.
According to new national research lead by a critical care doctor at Akron Children's Hospital, establishing standardized ways to transfer patient care during shift changes or between units can reduce "handoff-related care failures" by nearly 70 percent.
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited
Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively.
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope
Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation
Experts share childproofing advice
Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds
If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders
To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say
Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution
Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult
Here's a list of health benefits
Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows
Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say
Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months
Such as a sudden desire to avoid school
In her recent interview with Matt Sandusky, Oprah Winfrey hit one of the toughest issues associated with child sexual abuse head-on. People must rid themselves of the notion that all sexual abuse hurts physically.

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