Saturday, February 28, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Fresh and crunchy tuna salad

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:05 AM
Mix up your family’s lunch routine with a fun take on the classic tuna salad sandwich. A typical serving of tuna made with regular mayonnaise may contain up to 20 grams of fat per serving! Our recipe cuts down the fat content significantly by substituting light mayonnaise and plain Greek yogurt... Read more

Uncovering sex trafficking

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Maybe you heard about what happened during the Super Bowl. Not only did the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24, but FBI agents rescued 16 teens from sex trafficking. The operation was part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. The teens, mostly girls 13-17 years old, included... Read more

How can CHOP's Poison Control Center help me?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Swartz, RN, BSN, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Your child eats diaper cream. Your elderly parent takes his morning medications – again. You absent-mindedly... Read more

Does my child need a multivitamin?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Gummies, chewable, liquid, pill… Every parent wants his or her child to be healthy, and whether or not to give a multivitamin is a common question we receive from parents. Based on the advertising and extensive row of children’s multivitamins available, one would assume that every child... Read more

Exactly how much sleep does my kid need?

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Early this month, the National Sleep Foundation released new recommendations for the amount of sleep needed by various age groups, from newborns to older adults. This should be a relief to parents around the world. Now when your children whask (whine-ask) why you are making them go to bed so early... Read more

Molly: So popular and yet so misunderstood

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:22 PM
Teens don’t understand the truth about Molly -- a popular, but dangerous party drug. Molly and its cousin, Ecstasy, are based on the drug MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine). They think that Molly is a purer form of Ecstasy. Wrong. A drug with many names: besides the names Molly and... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kickin’ cornbread

Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Pair your family’s favorite chili or winter soup with our healthier version of cornbread. Ingredient substitutes such as applesauce, canola oil, and low fat buttermilk lighten up this baked good without sacrificing flavor. Boxed mixes may contain unhealthy ingredients, such as animal shortening... Read more

The effects of domestic violence on unborn children

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Nearly everyone in the country has seen the infamous “elevator” tape of Ray Rice delivering the vicious knock-out punch that rendered his wife unconscious. No matter what your opinion on this one highly sensationalized celebrity incident, there’s no denying the horrific effects of... Read more

Measles outbreak: What we've learned and what needs to be done

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Turns out that the Magic Kingdom offers a lot more than a wonderful experience. An unimmunized child, who was in the early stages of measles, vacationed at Disneyland and was the index case for an outbreak that produced 103 additional cases as of February 6th; 68 of these cases occurred in California... Read more

Can online 'brain training' programs help my child?

Monday, February 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
As we discover more information about the brain than we have ever known before, scientists and software engineers have come together to create a variety of brain training games on the computer. In general, there are two types: those that claim to make actual brain-based changes and those that focus... 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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