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Joseph S. Camardo, Philip T. Ninan, and George M. Wohlreich, medical doctors and fellows of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, wrote this for "The Public's Health" blog, www.philly.com/publichealth.
American families with children bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an analysis of a pledge by big food companies to reduce calories in the marketplace. It's an "impressive" accomplishment but not sufficient to reverse childhood obesity, experts say.
Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say
Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show
More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say
Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new U.S. study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting.
Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study
When Hannah Rose was born on January 15, 2013, she was a healthy baby girl, 8 lbs, 11 ounces. Her mom Vicki Pizzullo of Levittown said that at first she was meeting and exceeding her milestones and that there was no sign of what was to come.
'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say
Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say
Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say
Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended
More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say
Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices
Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says
Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say
Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say
The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says
Many of us are aware that soda and caffeinated energy drinks aren't good for our children, but what other type of drinks contain too much sugar?

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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