Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Ten-year-old Nyr Medina-Castrejon admired herself in the mirror as she twirled around the bedroom in a pretty purple dress.
Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms
If your son insists he is a girl, what should you do? Eric Vilain, professor of human genetics and pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and J. Michael Bailey, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, pose dueling scenarios:
From April 2007 through April 2009, 10 heart surgery patients died or suffered neurological complications due to inadequate care, according to a specialist who operated the heart-lung machine during surgeries at St. Chris.
Sexual maturity slowed in obese kids, but sped up in those who were only overweight, study found
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers
Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants
Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows
Anna Okropiribce, 16, drinks from the water fountains at Northeast High School only when she's "desperate." The water is warm and metallic-tasting.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows
Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds
Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested
Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey
After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom
Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say
Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds
No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health
Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says
Finding points to why sleep problems may be linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, researcher says
Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms
Researchers found they reduced risk for respiratory problems in infants born at 34 to 36 weeks
Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions
But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be
Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say
Here are three ways to help our children develop healthy, realistic self-confidence.

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