Saturday, November 28, 2015

Healthy turkey leftover recipes

Friday, November 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
What is better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftovers! Here are two ideas for leftovers that are sure to please your family and stretch that food until at least the weekend. Turkey Noodle Soup This recipe is adapted from my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe at Woman’s Day online. It is full... Read more

New report: 22 potentially hazardous toys on store shelves now

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 6:00 AM
Think all toys on store shelves are safe? Unfortunately, it’s not the case. You can find super magnets that make fun scrunching sounds, but are small enough for a young child to swallow and choke on; preschool model cell phones that create sounds loud enough to damage young ears; and a chrome... Read more

The importance of roughhousing for kids

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
No touching. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Stay still. Stop fidgeting. These are just some of the things we say frequently to our children. Despite our constant nagging, our children still naturally play physical and rough. They hug, they grab, they push, and they touch. Even as an infant,... Read more

How to take the stress out of holiday eating for kids with type 1 diabetes

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 11:27 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with diabetes, Turner syndrome and endocrine disorders. The holidays are here and that means spending time with family... Read more

5 simple, but important Thanksgiving food safety tips

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest bloggers are Nisha Parikh and Joseph Roselli, PharmD Candidates from the. University of the Sciences. November is finally here. It is time to clear your yard of scarecrows and carved pumpkins, and start thinking about your Thanksgiving plans! A time to reflect on what you are thankful... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM
Last month, we featured a roasted butternut squash recipe. Here’s what you can do if you decide to roast the butternut squash for soup. This soup would make a great opener to a Thanksgiving feast! You can easily alter this recipe to your tastes. See alternative sweeter version below that I made... Read more

ER visits for pediatric mental health emergencies are soaring

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Jane (not a real patient), a 15 year old sophomore was sent to the school nurse during second period because she was falling asleep in class. She admitted to the school nurse that prior to coming to school, she overdosed on a mixture of Tylenol... Read more

In a world with guns, sensible ways to keep kids safe

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Despite the controversies around guns, there is one thing I think we can agree on – no child should die from guns. While it might be hard to address many of the causes of gun violence, one thing every parent should take responsibility for is gun safety in the home, whether it is your home or... Read more

Is my child susceptible to diabetes?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:49 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Erin Caroulis, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE a Certified Diabetes Educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As an adult, your doctor may warn you about the risk of diabetes. But it is not just adults who are at risk – children may also be susceptible to diabetes... Read more

Should children avoid meat treated with antibiotics?

Monday, November 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Our guest blogger today is Lori Handy, MD from the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Today begins “Get Smart” about antibiotics week sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It serves to raise awareness of the... 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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