Sunday, March 1, 2015

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The mother of a California child who exposed 20 infants to measles last year never intended for her baby to go unvaccinated.
Six years ago, when her 3-year-old daughter developed a fever and a discharge from her ear, Latasha Anderson took her to the hospital emergency room.
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
Oh, the things we learn from children.
Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease
Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report
Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say
Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve
Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall
Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay
When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman’s practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The woman walked out of his office.
Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain
Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry
One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee
22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds
Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes
Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say
Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says
Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say
Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex
Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma
Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests
Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water
Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report
Sex trafficking is a local and real problem with over 100,000 U.S. children exploited each year. The average age that a child is first exploited through sex trafficking is 13 years old.

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