Sunday, April 26, 2015

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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.
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.
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
Want to make your baby smarter? New research by Johns Hopkins University has found it may be as simple as throwing some surprises his or her way.
For nearly two decades, Tyra Bryant-Stephens has worked to lessen the asthma crisis among children in Philadelphia neighborhoods where rates of the potentially deadly condition far outstrip the national average.
Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result
Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation
Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs
Two-year-old Marley Martinac has a serious chronic kidney disease, but she’s going to have a better shot at a healthy life than kids born just a decade earlier.
Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time
By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns
Use of the devices highest among older teens and males
More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster
But state bans have led to decreases, study finds
Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds
Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child
Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds
To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says
Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says
Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say
Instead of using prepackaged jerk seasoning that may be loaded with salt and preservatives, this recipe has cut much of the salt and is packed with many tasty spices.

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