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Healthy family recipe: Savory butternut squash soup

Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:35 AM
Soups on! Pick up a butternut squash the next time you are at the store and try this fall favorite. No need to add butter or cream. Instead, pureeing the mixture is all you need to make this soup thick and creamy. This soup is fabulous on its own as a side dish or paired with a salad or a sandwich... Read more

Why we shouldn't physically punish our kids

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
The recent arrest of Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson has sparked a divided reaction within the NFL around the use of physical punishment with children. Peterson’s lawyer, for example, said that Peterson “used the same kind of discipline…that he experienced as a child... Read more

IKEA recalls GUNGGUNG children’s swing, falls reported

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:03 PM
IKEA recalled about 2,300 GUNGGUNG children’s swings in the United States and Canada because the suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury. The GUNGGUNG swing is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made... Read more

EV-D68 cases hit Philly, hospitals on alert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: Last week, regular blog contributor Stephen Aronoff, MD, told us more about enterovirus D68. Here’s an update on the spread of the virus from some of our area hospitals. With enterovirus D68 spreading to the East and Northeast, Philadelphia region hospitals are closely watching... Read more

How to talk to your kids about Rice and Peterson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
As you’ve already read, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice are highly skilled athletes who have been accused of committing terrible crimes. Peterson for repeatedly striking his son with a “switch,” and Rice who knocked out his then fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator... Read more

Why your teen probably needs more sleep

Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
This never happens. A well-rested teen sits before me and shares the happy news: she is now sleeping at least 8, sometimes 9 hours a night. We are in a session; I am her therapist; and I am nodding enthusiastically. She came to me some months before with depression and anxiety. I blanched when I discovered... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Overnight, no-cook oatmeal

Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s back to school time and we have the perfect breakfast recipe for busy mornings. Give your family the energy they need with this hearty oatmeal. By leaving the oats in the fridge overnight, they plump up and soften – without any hands-on cook time. This oatmeal is a good source of fiber... Read more

Plum Organics recalls Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:55 AM
Plum Organics voluntarily recalled its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found that the product has the potential to cause choking. The small, bite-sized snack pieces were made to soften in a child’s mouth in less than 20 seconds making them easy to swallow... Read more

What do I need to know about Enterovirus D68?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:48 AM
By now, you’ve probably heard of Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68. Twelve states are currently investigating clusters of enterovirus illnesses: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. At the end of August, the Missouri State Health... Read more

App review: AAP’s Car Seat Check

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Buying a car seat for the first time or wondering if your child is ready for a booster? You can find out these answers by using the Car Seat Check app from HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ web site for parents. You can find the right car seat for your child based on age... 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 Jefferson Medical College
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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