Saturday, April 25, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Jerk chicken

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spice it up with this easy chicken recipe. Instead of using prepackaged jerk seasoning that may be loaded with salt and preservatives, this recipe has cut much of the salt and is packed with many tasty spices Jerk Chicken Ingredients: - 1 pound of chicken drumsticks (about 4 drumsticks),... Read more

Understanding the data: No link between autism and MMR vaccine

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Receiving the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine did not increase a child’s risk of autism, regardless of whether older siblings had autism, found a large study published in JAMA this week. This raises the question as to what evidence is required to make such a causal link. Misinterpreting... Read more

Autism awareness month: What are the benefits and risks of diagnosis?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:31 AM
This month is Autism Awareness Month, a national campaign to raise public awareness not only of Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also the individuals and families affected by it. This will no doubt lead to more social media campaigns and news stories surrounding autism. Parents often wonder about the... Read more

Teens to their docs: Can we talk (confidentially)?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
As an adolescent medicine doctor, I sometimes find myself caught between a rock and a hard place: in between my teenage patients and their parents. Despite trying to encourage them to talk openly with their parents, sometimes it’s just not gonna happen. And nine times out of ten, it has to do... Read more

Does your child still have difficulty swallowing pills?

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:15 AM
The most popular post I have ever written for this blog detailed effective strategies for helping your child learn to swallow pills. I’m certain you’ve already read it. So how can it possibly be that your child still has difficulty swallowing pills? Don’t despair! So says an article... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Hummus

Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Introduce this healthy, homemade dip into your weekly household menu. Our classic chickpea spread pairs perfectly with cut up vegetables for a quick and tasty snack or as a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise. Most versions include tahini, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Since our... Read more

Beech-Nut recalls baby food

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:44 AM
Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of its Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken baby food because it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass. The problem was discovered after the company received a complaint from a consumer who found a small piece... Read more

Should I get genetic testing for my child?

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
A working pediatrician trying to get through a busy schedule and not keep his other restless little patients waiting for too long, often fears the “exit door question.” What is an “exit door question?” After the purpose of the appointment is over, and the patient says, “By... Read more

Raw milk: The benefits don’t outweigh the risks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
As raw milk’s popularity increases, debates about its possible benefits and dangers are heating up. Federal laws prohibit interstate sales of raw (unpasteurized) milk products. However, states like Pennsylvania have legalized sales within its borders – and it hasn’t been without consequences... Read more

Guts or Instinct? When should you sleep train?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Meghan Walls, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. The New York Times recently published this controversial article on how [and when] to sleep train your baby. In summary, one of the largest pediatric practices in New York City encourages... 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. 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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