Saturday, February 6, 2016

Healthy family recipe: Broiled citrus gratin

Friday, February 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
Brighten up a cold winter day with a citrus dessert that is bursting with sunshine. Kids will love peeling the fruit and arranging the pieces on the pan. Ginger gives the dish a spicy kick, and the yogurt topping cools it all down. Enjoying this healthy treat will have you dreaming of warmer days... Read more

The ‘duct tape challenge’ and other dangerous social media trends

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:00 AM
The ‘duct tape challenge’, where someone is wrapped in duct tape and challenged to break free within a certain period of time, is the latest in a string of dangerous social media trends, each with countless unique videos, millions of views and negative consequences. Recently, a teen in... Read more

Gov. Christie: Don’t dismiss healthy school lunches and recess

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:00 AM
I know the late night TV hosts love the media circus surrounding what we’re calling an election “process.” The jokes practically write themselves. Little did I know that parenting bloggers would get some material to work on, too. That was until Governor Chris Christie veered away... Read more

There’s sugar in what?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 AM
Sugar. We hear about it often and try to avoid it, but how much do we really know about the added sugars in our food? With the newest national dietary guidelines recommending no more than 10 percent of total calories in the day coming from sugar, limiting intake is a hot topic for parents who are trying... Read more

What is the rate of child abuse in schools, rec groups?

Monday, February 1, 2016, 12:03 PM
As a parent, you’ve probably heard enough stories about child abuse in sports teams and youth organizations to make your head spin. A study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics offers both good news and cause for some concern when it comes to the rate of abuse in these groups. This good... Read more

Healthy family recipe: The perfect protein snack

Friday, January 29, 2016, 9:15 AM
This week’s recipe comes courtesy of my friend Nancy Martin. “They’re great for hiding additional nutrition like chia and ground flax seeds,” she says, and I agree! Nancy made these tasty morsels of nutrition a few years back for a playdate. I immediately asked for the recipe... Read more

All pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 AM
Earlier this week, an article on screening for depression in adults was published in JAMA and among many recommendations was an absolute requirement that all third trimester pregnant women and postpartum women should be screened for depression. The National Institute of Health panel formerly recommended... Read more

Developing recommendations related to the Zika virus

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:43 AM
The Zika virus story I wrote about last week keeps getting bigger and bigger. As many of you know, this virus may be causing an epidemic of brain-damaged children in Brazil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that pregnant women not travel to 24 countries (adding two countries... Read more

Human trafficking: Stop the victim blaming

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is John Ducoff, executive director of Covenant House Pennsylvania. This is the second in a series on human trafficking. Last week, you learned more about human trafficking that is happening right here in Philadelphia. As we continue to bring awareness during Human Trafficking... Read more

What you should know about hoverboards

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00 AM
As many of you know, one of the most popular gifts this holiday season was the hoverboard – those two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered scooters that can move more than 10 miles per hour. Perhaps you have one in your home. There has been a lot of attention in the media regarding 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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