Thursday, July 30, 2015

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(Reuters Health) - A new study of college students finds that some of their “protective strategies” when they plan on drinking are actually...
A kindergartner gets on the school bus after eating a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast. With a smear on his hand, he uses the rail to hoist himself up the steps.
As she rocked her 4-month-old infant in her arms, a visually upset young mother said, "I think my baby is falling apart and so am I." A quick glance at this previously healthy child confirmed her fears.
Here's a new argument for why television may be harmful for kids: It may put them at higher risk of being bullied later in life.
But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users
When it comes to the hazards of coloring with crayons, I was stumped. What's the worst that could happen? A child would color outside the lines?
But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana
Nothing about Lucy RorkeAdams is retiring. Not her crowded office in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, lined with medical texts and stacks of professional journals, two microscopes at the ready. Certainly not her manner - forthright and candid, ready to provide detailed answers to every question posed.
Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice
It's known by doctors as the "Babyboy, Babygirl" problem. For the millions of babies born in the United States to parents who are still agonizing over names or who must be rushed to neonatal intensive care, hospitals assign them a placeholder na
In a first-time pilot program, Northwestern University’s Center for Audiology, Speech, Language and Learning and the Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Gender and Sex Development Program teamed up recently to offer a vocal therapy group for transgendered youths.
Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment
4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds
Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely
Smart strategies to lower danger risk
Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say
Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn
Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link
For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes
Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years
Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products
Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later
Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding
Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds
Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported
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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