Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation
Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests
Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says
Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says
Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes
Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 percent have no source of water, according to a WHO-backed international review published on Tuesday.
The fierce debate over childhood vaccines is prompting some parents to take extreme measures to make sure their children are segregated from the unvaccinated.
Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say
With over 200,000 medication dosing errors reported each year to Poison Control Centers nationwide, here are some tips to avoid common mistakes that can lead to these errors.
How to cool hot-headed kids
Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report
Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough
Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories
Study found more than 90 minutes a night linked to lower performance in math, science
But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children
Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds
Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note
Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder
Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems
In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine
Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods
Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find
Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk
Avoid playtime just after feedings
Medical play is one type of pretend play that has many added benefits in helping children explore to understand and process potentially stressful interactions associated with going to the doctor or the hospital.

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