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Kids' Boot Camp at Memorial Hospital West, in Miami, is a program aimed at getting kids in shape at an early age.
Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines
Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move.
And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics
Brothers or sisters might have a greater influence than parents on a child's likelihood of being obese.
According to new national research lead by a critical care doctor at Akron Children's Hospital, establishing standardized ways to transfer patient care during shift changes or between units can reduce "handoff-related care failures" by nearly 70 percent.
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited
Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively.
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
SAVI causes blistering and organ damage, but pinpointing culprit DNA offers hope
Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents
Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable
Be strict about when it's forbidden
Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds
Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds
Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say
Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution
Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation
Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation
Experts share childproofing advice
Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds
If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say
Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development
Chips and salsa are a perfect match when it comes to barbeque snack fare. The jarred version is easy, but is often loaded with sodium! Mix it up and add flavor by making a homemade salsa.

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