Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use
While you may not have heard of abusing Dextromethorphan or DXM, it is a serious and relatively common act. Here's what you need to know.
Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say
When teens roll their eyes, the meaning of their nonverbal message is not hard for parents to decode.
Adolescence brings changes that often signal mental health issues. Sorting them out from normal changes can be tricky.
Knowing the difference between typical adolescent behavior and behavior that should be cause for concern can be difficult to assess for parents, other family members, and those who care for our youth.
(TNS) ROCHESTER, Minn. — When people think of kids and trauma, they often think about car accidents. "However, in reality, falls are the leading...
Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say
Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together
Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children raised by parents of the opposite sex, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Oregon professor.
Keep these simple tips in mind as you enjoy all of the activities the summer has to offer.
Josh Duggar recently said he had molested five girls, including some of his sisters when he was 14 and 15. The fact is that this could happen in any family. But there are things we can do to try to prevent it.
As a pediatrician at the Cobbs Creek Primary Care Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Roy Wade Jr. employs the usual tools of his trade, such as thermometer, tongue depressor, and stethoscope.
Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says
But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say
Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems
Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say
Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association
Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe
Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area
Always make sure they're supervised
Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests
Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER
These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests
Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant
These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns
Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use
How normal is irritability among the general population of adolescents? A recent study weighed in on how common and normal it is for teens.

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