Thursday, September 3, 2015

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At a time when many families are looking for back-to-school bargains, others are coming into their pediatricians' offices looking for answers about their children's behavior.
Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students is rising, and, for the first time since data have been collected, their use of pot has surpassed cigarette smoking, according to a new national survey.
For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they've been victims of bullying in the past.
Waffiyyah Murray doesn't often come across a kid who doesn't want to ride a bike. But parents are often concerned about safety, especially in congested parts of Philadelphia.
For the first time, more stillbirths have been reported nationally than infant deaths, yet stillbirths remain an often overlooked public health issue. Some parents are trying to change that.
A six-year study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added to the mounting evidence that growing up in severe poverty affects how children’s brains develop, potentially putting them at a lifelong disadvantage.
Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink
Zion Harvey, the indomitable, adorable 8-year-old who made history with his double hand transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, went home to Baltimore on Wednesday.
Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds
Children who don't get enough sleep might be more tempted by food, a new study suggests.
Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt
Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more
But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young
Suggestions to help break the habit
Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber
Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber
Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents
Results could help personalize care, experts say
Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say
Results could help personalize care, experts say
Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed
Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found
If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says
Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink
Make sure they follow safety rules
Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips.

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