Thursday, November 27, 2014
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What resources can help me manage my child's asthma?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Director and Founder of The Community Asthma Prevention Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s easy to feel alone when your child has asthma. Long nights in the emergency room and seemingly uncontrollable symptoms can... Read more

The power of effective praise

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
A fellow Healthy Kids Blogger has already written an excellent post on the difference between parental rewards, bribes, and extortion to modify child behavior, so I will focus my post today on a very particular type of reward that is like catnip for kids: labeled praise. Also known as “effective... Read more

Can food dyes cause allergic reactions?

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Manufacturers use food additives for many reasons, including enhancing the color or flavor of foods, increasing nutrients, or decreasing microbial effects. The Food and Drug Administration database called EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) lists nearly 3,000 substances allowed for... Read more

Leatherman recalls children’s multi-tool

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:51 AM
Leatherman recalled about 8,400 of its Leap multi-tool in the United States and Canada because the lock mechanism on the optional knife blade can inadvertently release the blade, posing a laceration hazard. Designed for users age nine and up, the multi-tool has a green, blue or red plastic casing... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Acorn squash and apples

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Simplify your next meal with this easy side dish that doesn’t need to be cooked in the oven! Squash and apples are a perfect combination and a great alternative to potatoes, rice or pasta. Acorn Squash and Apples Ingredients: - 1 acorn squash - 2 medium apples, washed, cored and... Read more

Graco recalls 4.9 million strollers due to amputation risk

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:48 PM
Graco recalled 11 models of strollers because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. The recall involves about 4.7 million strollers in United States, about 202,000 in Canada, and about 10,300 in Mexico. This recall... Read more

What’s the latest on the mysterious polio-like disease affecting US kids?

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a request that all providers stop using several immunomodification treatments on a newly recognized, seemingly post-viral, syndrome in children called acute flaccid myelitis. It’s being called acute because it occurs suddenly... Read more

Schools can carry EpiPens after Jan 1

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Editor’s Note: This is a follow up to a blog post about a state bill which would allow schools to carry a supply of epinephrine auto-injector or EpiPens. Pennsylvania recently joined 44 other states in allowing its schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injector or EpiPens –... Read more

Choosing a flu vaccine: What's the latest news?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
As sure as the leaves fall and the snow flies, flu season is coming around again. In the past, I have tried to make the case for vaccinating your child. This year, three vaccine preparations are available. Which should you choose for your child? Every year a flu vaccine is developed based on the... Read more

What are the effects of abusive head injuries on young children?

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Jeffrey Campbell, MD, Director of the Nemours Neuroscience Center and a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Child abuse has once again come to the attention of our region with two horrific fatal beating cases in the past two weeks... 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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
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., 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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