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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
Benefits evident from birth, researchers say
Philly.com's Michael Kaskey-Blomain reports from the Joe Hand Boxing Gym where it held its annual community day.
Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say
Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals
Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why
Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say
Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests
A recent case study in Pediatrics found a child had a red, itchy rash due to nickel in an iPad. Find out more about this type of allergy and what other products have nickel in them.

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