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Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say
Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds
Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests
Playing with an iPad mini before going under anesthesia could relax some kids more than a sedative would, also making life easier for their parents and hospital staff.
Packing a healthy school lunch your kiddo will love is hard. Add on the restriction of avoiding all nuts and it can seem downright exhausting. Fortunately, mom, we did some of the legwork and scoured the grocery store for you. Here’s eight nut-free lunch options that are healthy to boot.
Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use or even abuse?
Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter is a professor of Pediatrics with the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper. She discusses the benefits associated with Breastfeeding and why it is important to start from Day 1.
Children need activity, and you and schools need to help them get it.
Middle and high schools should delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health and welfare of students.
And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report
Dietitian shares shopping guidelines
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance
Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say
Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height
Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say
But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies
Support, communication appear to be buffers
But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies
Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds
Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading
Have the child check each snack's nutrition
On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds
16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says
But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds
When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds
Establishing healthy eating behaviors early in life can potentially predict healthy eating behaviors later in life, and even better overall health, found new research in a Pediatrics supplement.

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