Monday, May 4, 2015

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Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says
A set of young twins entered my office as though they were there to be executed - silent and grim-faced.
You want your child to inherit your good looks, goes without saying. But your fears? Not so much.
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
For New Trier High School sophomore Sophia Pellar, a pair of special earplugs recently donated by a North Shore audiologist has put an end to the pain she suffered when playing flute in the pep band.
During Autism Awareness Month, we discuss the pros and cons children diagnosed with autism and their families face.
A new article in Pediatrics reviews already published studies in which children were trained to swallow pills. No matter what the strategy used, the vast majority of children were successfully swallowing pills within a short period of time.
From the "You've Heard This Before (And May Still Not Believe It) Department": Another study has found early-childhood vaccines do not cause autism. This time, researchers examined the one slight possibility that had been left out of the previous dozen or so studies - that immunizations might cause the disorder in a small group of children who were already primed to develop it.
Most also disapprove of its use in front of children
Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis
Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests
Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome
After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found
Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012
Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor
Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks
Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends
Expert clarifies age and size requirements
Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says
Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say
Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found
Here is an old family favorite recipe with a modern, healthy twist.

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