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Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years
Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds
Child-life specialists use "toys" to help ease the anxiety of children undergoing treatment.
On a midsummer Tuesday morning at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine, the children's waiting room is bustling. Preteens punch up basketball video games while younger children squash Play-Doh through a plastic mold or check doll heart rates with toy stethoscopes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is creating a regional stockpile of a precious pediatric medicine that is in chronic shortage.
Keeping a sleep diary may help
Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles
Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say.
Appreciating the food we eat is the first step in bridging the gap between “tastes good” and “does a body good,” and here are five tips for teaching ourselves and our children this important lesson.
Dr Kevin Osterhoudt is the Medical Director of the Poison Control Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He talks about the dangers of lead exposure on the developing brain.
Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood
A tidy room isn't necessarily as crucial to a child's development as parents might expect, though it certainly does offer short- and long-term benefits.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report
Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends
Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat
Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules
Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables
But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find
Largest increase reported among wealthier families
Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds
Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says
Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says
When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur
Although kids cannot relate to the circumstances around Robin Williams’ suicide, they’ll definitely have questions about suicide when they hear about it. Here's how you can talk about it with your kids.

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