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Teen's online behaviors may create real-life problems like relationship abuse and negative thoughts on body image.
High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than two percent of middle or high schools would have measured up.
Texting and "sexting," sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data have existed on the extent to which these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten, or stalk.
Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots
Adolescents have always found creative ways to keep mothers and fathers pacing the floor at 2 a.m. But teenagers can't be blamed for at least two parental nightmares - rainbow parties and sex bracelets, according to sociologist Kathleen A. Bogle.
Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6
Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade.
They’re into video games, role-playing, comics and superheroes. And they may be some of the most athletic kids around.
Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one’s own bills) was 21?
Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study
Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes
If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says
Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out
Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed
Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles
High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids
For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say
Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season
Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in
Turn on bathroom fan while in use
Resources online to design an action plan and programs at hospitals such as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are there to assist families manage a child's asthma.

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