Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kyber Outerwear recalls children’s sweaters

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:53 PM
Kyber Outerwear recalled about 3,100 children’s sweaters because they have a drawstring around the neck area that poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant... Read more

What a food allergy is and not

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Like other allergic diseases, the incidence of food allergies has dramatically increased over the past several decades. When I was growing up years ago, food allergies in school hardly seemed to exist. Fast forward to when my children went to school, and about a handful of students in the entire school... Read more

UPPAbaby recalls strollers and rumbleseats

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:42 AM
UPPAbaby recalled 79,000 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat in the United States and Canada because the bumper bar is a choking hazard if a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam covering. The company has received 22 reports of children biting off a piece of... Read more

Polaris recalls youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles due to fire hazard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:40 AM
Polaris recalled 4,300 youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles because the fuel pump retaining ring can leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Model Year 2015 Polaris Youth RZR® 170 EFI recreational off-highway vehicles with model number R15YAV17AA/AF and VINs between RF3YAV170FT000076... Read more

How to prevent 5 common summertime injuries

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Nazareth Hospital. Every summer, families look forward to being outdoors, vacations and cookouts. When school’s out, children can enjoy the long days filled with fun and adventure. However, summer is rife with risk... Read more

Teen insomnia: What you can do to help

Monday, July 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight (Phyllis Diller).” Some teens “stay up,” but not by choice. They want to sleep, they just can’t. ... They have insomnia: Defined as having difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep or having non-restorative sleep, at least 4 times... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Mac and cheese

Friday, July 24, 2015, 8:37 AM
Check out this easy cheesy made over recipe the next time your family is craving macaroni and cheese! Mac and Cheese Ingredients: - 6 ounces whole wheat dried elbow noodles - 2 tablespoons of light butter spread, divided - 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour - 1 ½ cups 1%... Read more

Should liquid nicotine have warning labels and child resistant packaging?

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Blair Thornley, PharmD, CSPI, a pharmacist at the Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A 2-year-old boy was brought to the Emergency Department after tasting some of his mom’s cotton candy-flavored liquid nicotine that had been... Read more

Mutual consent laws – can we legislate intimate conversations?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Consent for sex is in the news these days – from Bill Cosby’s acknowledgment to using drugs which removed partners’ capability to consent, to mutual consent state laws and campus policies – there is a lot of buzz on this topic and that’s a good thing. The buzz is turning... Read more

Need help? Parenting programs here to support

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
How many times have you had a rough day at work and unconsciously raised your voice at your child for a minor indiscretion? We’ve all been there and there are resources available to help. A stress management parenting program can teach parents techniques for those stressful days. As James M... Read more
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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.

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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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