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Be informed. Don't panic. And wash your hands. That was the advice offered to adults and children at the Safe Schools Summit on Wednesday at the Drexelbrook Conference Center in Drexel Hill.
A team of officials from the United States visited a French primary school on Tuesday looking for tips to promote healthy eating from a lesson teaching children how to appreciate good food.
Teaching kids to become responsible
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, lead psychologist of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, wrote this for the "Healthy Kids" blog on Philly.com.
Brain scans showing that human responses to our dogs are not unlike those evoked by our children suggest a deep evolutionary bond.
Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation
Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report
More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say
NEW YORK (AP) - For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.
U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced
Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest
Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement
Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm
Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found
Access to care might play a role, researcher says
Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found
New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences
Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say
Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say
Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest
Back to school time can be busy, not leaving much time for home cooked meals. Give this slow-cooker chicken a try. It is packed with fiber and flavor so it is sure to be a hit.

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