Thursday, May 28, 2015

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As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods.
Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble
LONDON (Reuters) - Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease...
Researchers have identified a new problem associated with childhood obesity – failure to finish high school.
It's summer! Besides putting on sunscreen, it’s important to know preventative measures related to water-borne illnesses and injuries when we swim.
The overall amount of recommended sleep each day can be met with or without a nap. Here's how to help your child get the right amount of sleep.
Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness
At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say
Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find
Children's health fares better when their divorced parents share custody, a recent study found. Researchers analyzed data on 147,839 children in sixth and ninth grades, mostly 12- and 15-year-olds. Around 69 percent lived with both parents; 10 percent lived about an equal amount of time with each parent through a joint custody agreement, and 21 percent lived mostly or entirely with one parent.
Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls
Growing up in an orphanage in Haiti, Thomy Elusme brushed his teeth regularly and never got a cavity. Yet by his teenage years, a few teeth had started to become loose and one eventually fell out. After coming to New Jersey to live with a host family, the soft-spoken 20-year-old had to have a second one pulled.
More than two-thirds of those injured, killed in crashes with teen drivers are other people
Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem
Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble
Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say
But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts
Don't let kids play nearby while mowing
Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled
Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes
Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say
Promote healthier eating and activity
Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks
Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says
Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says
It's summer! Besides putting on sunscreen, it’s important to know preventative measures related to water-borne illnesses and injuries when we swim.

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