Monday, December 22, 2014

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Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say
When new dads were involved in a breastfeeding support program at the hospital, new moms were more likely to still be breastfeeding three months later, a new study showed.
When 2-year-old Brandon Schultz of Bryn Mawr was diagnosed with autism in 2009, his mother, Jean, was devastated.
The earsplitting scream turned every head. D, an otherwise healthy and robust 2-year-old boy, had arrived for his checkup and was having a superhero-size tantrum.
Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say
Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds
But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found
Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'
Nearly half of parents said they would be “very” or “extremely” interested in having their newborn’s genome sequenced.
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight
Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says
A summer jobs program for teenagers appears to cut the rate of violent crime, according to a new study by a University of Pennsylvania researcher.
Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6
Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old
But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection
Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood
Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small
Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests
Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge
Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice
Separation anxiety is a frequent cause
Having fruits and vegetables available boosts nutrition for some, researchers say
Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains
Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like
Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Clean up quickly after a party
With the holidays fast approaching, many families have a tradition of making cookies together. Here's a chocolate chip cookie recipe that cuts the calories and fat!

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