Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bexco expands recall of DaVinci brand cribs

Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:07 AM
Bexco expanded its recall of DaVinci brand cribs to another 6,000 in the United States and 13 in Canada because a metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall or suffer... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Squash season is here! As the nights get cooler, we can put those ovens to use once again. Here, we roast the squash along with a bit of garlic and onion to bring out flavor, or you can cook it plain to add into other dishes such as soups or stews. My favorite mix-in to this butternut squash dish is... Read more

A wakeup call: Do you know what your child learns online?

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the 14 years since Michael Bradley, Ed.D., published his bestseller, Yes Your Teen is Crazy, a lot has changed – especially when it comes to our kids and technology. In that short time, the world moved headfirst from the pre-digital period into the vast world of the Internet and social media... Read more

Chewbeads recalls pacifier clips

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:03 PM
Chewbeads recalled almost 51,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because the “D” ring on the pacifier clip can break and allow the beads to detach. This could become a choking hazard. This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders. The "Where’s... Read more

When you and your child’s teacher do not agree

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Of all the new things in the beginning of the school year — new backpacks, new lunchboxes, new clothes — the prospect of new relationships tends to bring the most anxiety for parents, particularly the relationship between child, teacher, and parent. Parents may wonder, will my son get along... Read more

10 tips to avoid stinging insects

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I dispelled common myths related to stinging insects. Given how serious this allergy can be for some kids, it is important to separate the facts from fiction. Are there ways to detour stinging insects when we spend time outdoors? The following tips can certainly help: 1. Do not drink directly... Read more

Cyanide in fruit: What you need to know

Monday, September 28, 2015, 9:37 AM
Today’s guest bloggers are Emma Chau and Dhivya Soundararajan, pharmacy students from the University of the Sciences. When reaching for a quick and healthy snack, fruit is probably one of the first things that pop into your mind. Its sweet juicy deliciousness makes it so good that you almost... Read more

Depression and teens: What does the latest news about Paxil mean?

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:40 AM
Learning that your teen has depression can be terrifying for a parent – concerns range from getting the right treatment to general safety. It was estimated in 2013 that 8 percent of high school students attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12 months, according to the Centers for... Read more

Eagles players visit patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:36 AM
With so many young children in need of urgent care and specialty treatments at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Philadelphia Eagles make it a priority to uplift spirits and serve as a beacon of hope for their patients by making regular visits to the area hospital. On Monday... Read more

Why has the use of CT scans decreased for children?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
The use of computed tomography or CT scans is decreasing, whereas the use of alternate diagnostic imaging methods is increasing in hospitalized children, found a study published this month in Pediatrics. It appears medical providers are opting for other methods due to concerns over ionizing radiation... Read more
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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. 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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