Friday, April 24, 2015

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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.
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
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
Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation
Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs
Two-year-old Marley Martinac has a serious chronic kidney disease, but she’s going to have a better shot at a healthy life than kids born just a decade earlier.
But research is still preliminary, expert says
With a focus on standardized testing, activities promoting creativity can often get left behind. Here's how play can help encourage creativity by giving kids space to problem solve.
When a blood clot in her brain prevented Jesi Paschen from nursing her second daughter, she turned to what she believed was the next best thing: breast milk from another mother.
Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child
Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds
To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says
Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says
Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say
Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say
Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years
Debilitating headaches meant less participation in family activities, canceled plans each month
Debilitating headaches meant less participation in family activities, canceled plans each month
Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked
Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes
Most also disapprove of its use in front of children
Reassure children that they'll be safe
Instead of using prepackaged jerk seasoning that may be loaded with salt and preservatives, this recipe has cut much of the salt and is packed with many tasty spices.

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