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Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively.
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Children who spend time outdoors after school are more likely to be physically fit.
Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day
With all of the activities your child will be doing at camp this summer, a snack attack is bound to strike. While it’s essential to pack your kids something they want to eat, that doesn’t mean you have to pack them junk.
Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report
Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl
Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan
Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers
Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says
Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
Parents should limit car use, point out unsafe driving behaviors, be a good role model, set 'carfews'
What’s written on the internet can last forever – and a simple personal message or photograph can be forwarded on to others with just one click. Teens need to understand the potential consequences of their actions online, some of which can be against the law.

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