Monday, April 27, 2015

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Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation
During Autism Awareness Month, we discuss the pros and cons children diagnosed with autism and their families face.
A new article in Pediatrics reviews already published studies in which children were trained to swallow pills. No matter what the strategy used, the vast majority of children were successfully swallowing pills within a short period of time.
From the "You've Heard This Before (And May Still Not Believe It) Department": Another study has found early-childhood vaccines do not cause autism. This time, researchers examined the one slight possibility that had been left out of the previous dozen or so studies - that immunizations might cause the disorder in a small group of children who were already primed to develop it.
Most also disapprove of its use in front of children
Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis
Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests
Want to make your baby smarter? New research by Johns Hopkins University has found it may be as simple as throwing some surprises his or her way.
For nearly two decades, Tyra Bryant-Stephens has worked to lessen the asthma crisis among children in Philadelphia neighborhoods where rates of the potentially deadly condition far outstrip the national average.
Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result
But one expert questions the controversial findings
New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too
Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation
Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says
Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support
Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time
By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns
Use of the devices highest among older teens and males
More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster
But state bans have led to decreases, study finds
Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds
A recent CDC report found tooth decay is declining among 2 to 5 years olds, but disparities in dental care for children still exist. Learn more the report and tips for taking care of your children's' teeth here.

Have questions about your child's health? Ask! Our panel of area doctors may be able to help.

OUR GROWING LIST OF EXPERTS

 

 • SARAH LEVIN ALLEN, Ph.D., CBIS
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

STEPHEN ARONOFF, M.D., M.B.A.,
Temple University Hospital

 

PETER BIDEY, D.O.
Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

CHRISTOPHER C. CHANG, M.D., PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis

 

MARIO CRUZ, M.D.
Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

 

KATHERINE K. DAHLSGAARD, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

MAGEE DEFLICE, M.D.
Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

GARY A. EMMETT, M.D.
Nemours Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College

 

HAZEL GUINTO-OCAMPO, M.D.
Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospita

 

RIMA HIMELSTEIN, M.D.
Crozer-Keystone Health System

 

JESSICA KENDORSKI, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

ANITA KULICK
President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting

 

JANET ROSENZWEIG, MS, PhD, MPA
Vice-President for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America

 

BETH WALLACE SMITH, R.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

W. DOUGLAS TYNAN, Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

FLORA KOPLIN WINSTON, M.D.
Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention