Thursday, May 28, 2015

Swim safety tips: Preventing water-borne illnesses and injuries

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, many of us will head to the shore or a local pool to stay cool throughout the summer. Besides putting on sunscreen, it’s important to know preventative measures related to water-borne illnesses and injuries when we swim. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control... Read more

Is it OK for my teen to listen to explicit rap music?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. Many teenagers listen to rap music that is filled with profanity, expletives and language that would never, ever be condoned in public. Questions raised... Read more

Should 2-year-olds still nap?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:35 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Meghan Walls, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. Thinking about dropping your child’s nap time probably sounds scary to most parents. Your precious two hours of free time about to be swiped! Recently, an article from the... Read more

OXO recalls Nest Booster Seats

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:04 AM
OXO recalled about 25,130 Nest booster seats in the United States and Canada because the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children. This recall involves the Nest Booster Seat sold in green (model 6367200), pink (model 6367300),... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Ma po (crispy) tofu

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
This twist on a classic Chinese dish uses less sodium, but still is full of flavor. It's one of my 5-year-old's favorite dishes. Why do I brown the tofu? It gives the tofu a more crispy texture (and it's the only way I get my husband to eat it). I like to serve it with a side of edamame beans or steamed... Read more

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:09 AM
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache, to abdominal pain and even to behavioral problems in children. While many people, including many high-profile celebrities, bring compelling personal stories... Read more

Are parenting programs unwelcoming to dads?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
One in 4 children in the United States grows up in a single parent household. Of these, at least 80 percent are headed by single mothers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parenting programs, courses that seek to improve one’s parenting skills, are available on a variety of topics including:... Read more

Teaching 'stranger danger': Helpful or harmful?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of “stranger danger”, the rhyming phrase intended to warn children about how someone they don’t know might try to hurt them. Over the past few weeks, a viral video has made the rounds on social media. In it, a stranger easily walks away with young children at... Read more

May 30: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:38 AM
The Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk, benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center will take place at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on May 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc., runners and walkers... Read more

How parents can even benefit from sleepaway camps

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. As the weather heats up, it’s time for some parents and kids to begin the separation process known as summer camp. Many experts have examined how sleepaway... Read more
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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.

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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at 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. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
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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