Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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A set of young twins entered my office as though they were there to be executed - silent and grim-faced.
Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
For New Trier High School sophomore Sophia Pellar, a pair of special earplugs recently donated by a North Shore audiologist has put an end to the pain she suffered when playing flute in the pep band.
During Autism Awareness Month, we discuss the pros and cons children diagnosed with autism and their families face.
A new article in Pediatrics reviews already published studies in which children were trained to swallow pills. No matter what the strategy used, the vast majority of children were successfully swallowing pills within a short period of time.
From the "You've Heard This Before (And May Still Not Believe It) Department": Another study has found early-childhood vaccines do not cause autism. This time, researchers examined the one slight possibility that had been left out of the previous dozen or so studies - that immunizations might cause the disorder in a small group of children who were already primed to develop it.
Most also disapprove of its use in front of children
Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say
Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds
Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.
Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns
Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome
After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found
Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012
Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say
Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor
Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks
Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends
Expert clarifies age and size requirements
Surprising to many, potassium has recently made the news in the medical community as potentially more important than sodium for blood pressure control.

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