Friday, August 22, 2014
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Healthy family recipe: Just peachy tomato salad

Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:54 AM
August is National Peach Month! Celebrate this sweet and local fruit with a simple salad. We used ripe yet crisp peaches to help balance out the softness of the tomatoes and give the salad a sweet crunch. Balsamic vinegar adds tangy flavor without the calories so you can add less honey and salt. At... Read more

BRITA recalls almost 243k children’s water bottles

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31 PM
BRITA recalled about 242,500 children’s water bottles because the lid can break into pieces with sharp points and cut someone. The hard-sided water filter bottle for kids have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer, violet;... Read more

Global infectious diseases and our kids

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:42 AM
After a long day of work last month, I had seen over 20 young patients and their parents, finished teaching rounds, read uncountable notes on many charts, and had written at least one note on every child. I was packing up to go home when my resident physician called to say that she had to admit a... Read more

Bexco recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 convertible cribs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:08 PM
Bexco recalled about 1,100 Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs in the United States and Canada due to fall and entrapment hazards. The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and... Read more

How do I talk to my kids about suicide?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
Robin Williams' suicide last week, like all suicides, was shocking. He was funny, successful, rich, beloved. At 63, he was also middle-aged, white, male, depressed, battling a debilitating disease, and had a history of substance abuse. Those are some of the major risk factors for suicide. Combine... Read more

Should your child use an activity tracker wristband?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Building off the popularity of activity trackers like Fitbit for adults, there’s now an armband available for 4 to 7-year-olds that acts as a physical activity monitor and virtual pet. It’s worn like a watch, and children earn points that unlock prizes and games for their virtual pet as... Read more

Teaching safety from the car seat to driver seat

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents often wrestle with how to balance child safety and independence. On playgrounds, at schools, and in the office, they often ask me questions that start with, “At what age can I let my child go alone to…” or “My child wants to (fill in the blank) with his friends; is... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach pie smoothie

Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Peaches are in season and perfect for smoothies. Smoothies can be a great treat every once in a while, but beware that many smoothies out there contain sugar and juice. Stick with a few ingredients and add some yogurt or milk for some protein. Very ripe peaches are the best for this recipe. Peach... Read more

One Philly teen's fight against childhood obesity

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
When it comes to encouraging kids to eat healthier, teaching them how to do it isn't an easy task. But 17-year-old Kaseir Archie has found the key is for teens like himself to deliver the message to his peers. Over the past year, the Philadelphia teen has been working with young athletes in the Ed... Read more

How an imaginary online character influenced two teens to kill

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
On June 3, 2014, two 12-year-old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin, did the unthinkable. They stabbed another 12-year-old girl 19 times. The girls said they did it to please “Slenderman,” a popular monstrous character they learned about on the website Creepypasta, according to various news... Read more
About this blog
The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
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., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, 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 VP 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 Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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