Thursday, March 5, 2015

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In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says school nutrition has made incredible strides over the last two decades, but high-calorie, low quality foods are still available from informal sources like bake sales, birthday parties, and other events for which students, parents and staff bring treats from home.
Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children
The tiny red hat on Atticus’ head was one of more than 15,000 the American Heart Association passed out in February for Little Hats, Big Hearts — a campaign to spread awareness about congenital heart defects and heart disease.
A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices.
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal.
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.
To help children recover from surgery, a dose of “Diamonds” or “Shake It Off” could do the trick, according to a recent study.
Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry
National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence
Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic
22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds
Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds
Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter
Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog
Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt
Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children
But some question accuracy of estimate
Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools
National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence
Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic
The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say
Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried
Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic
But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds
Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry
It is through play that children develop the skills associated with social-emotional learning, a child’s ability to understand the thoughts and feelings of himself and others, and to use that knowledge to practice skills necessary for appropriately interacting with others.

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