Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation
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.
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.
The prevalence of autism in the U.S. has soared in recent decades.
Study findings suggest seeing is believing
Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says
“We just don’t have the evidence to know whether this hurts or helps our kids.”
Leonardo Nobile entered the world last month in perilous condition. Luckily for him, his parents and doctors were prepared. Leonardo, his head covered with black hair, emerged by cesarean section in an operating room at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, briefly met his overwhelmed parents, and rode in anesthesiologist Lisa Montenegro's arms to a nearby catheterization lab.
Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire
Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests
U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan
Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male
Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient
Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions
Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions
Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids
Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say
But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds
Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients
But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds
Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients
Introduce this healthy, homemade dip into your weekly household menu. This classic chickpea spread pairs perfectly with cut up vegetables for a quick and tasty snack or as a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise.

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