Thursday, December 25, 2014

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About a third of 15-year-olds in the UK have blacked out due to alcohol, a new survey indicates - and the rate rises to nearly three-quarters by the time they reach 19, researchers found.
The teenage years are awkward for everyone, but some adolescents experience more anxiety than most when it comes to social interactions.
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.
Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6
Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood
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.
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'
Experts warn against leaving medications, drinks, ashtrays, lamp oils, toxic plants within reach of children
Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds
Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age
Children were less likely to need hospitalization, visit the ER, researchers report
But, millions still putting their skin's health at risk
Study was halted early because of disappointing results
Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades
Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too
Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say
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
Even though the leaves have fallen and we are getting into the winter months, there are still plenty of destinations for family hiking in the Philadelphia Region and Lehigh Valley.

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