Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kids and trauma: Science trumps handcuffs

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has been lot of buzz about a video shot last year of a Kentucky deputy sheriff handcuffing an 8-year-old schoolboy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the deputy for this incident and a similar cuffing involving... Read more

Tips for talking to your teen about health in college

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Levelle Drose-Bigatel, MD, a family practice physician at Main Line HealthCare in Westtown and Paoli Hospital. A version of this post first appeared in Main Line Health’s Well Ahead Community. Extra long twin sheets, a new computer, a load of textbooks…your... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach crisp

Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Peaches are a nutritious summer fruit. Wow your family and friends with this delicious fresh peach crisp, a dessert everyone is sure to love. Peach Crisp Ingredients: - ½ cup packed brown sugar - ½ cup quick oats - ¼ cup all purpose flour - 1 teaspoon cornstarch ... Read more

MZB recalls nearly 2.5 million children’s 'light up' watches

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 8:54 AM
MZB recalled nearly 2.5 million children’s 'light up' watches in the United States and Canada because the case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes, or chemical burns. This recall involves 303 styles of “Light... Read more

How can I speed up the recovery after a bug bite?

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Insect bites and stings rise during this time of year, and can put a damper on our summertime fun. However, do not let this risk deter outside play. Luckily, most bites and stings will heal on their own. Below are a few steps that you can take to protect your children and ensure a speedy recovery... Read more

Manhattan Group recalls children’s elephant activity toy

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:15 AM
Manhattan Group recalled about 2,800 My Snuggly Ellie Activity Toys in the United States and Canada because the wooden ring can break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toy is a plush brown elephant with white crinkle ears. There is a green hanging loop on top of its... Read more

Tips to keep your kids safe on the playground

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Most parents struggle with a common balancing act, trying to ensure that their children are safe while fostering a sense of adventure and freedom. Nowhere is this captured more perfectly than on the playground. Should you encourage your kids to climb on a new piece of equipment or barrel down the highest... Read more

Picky eating: Why it's not just a little problem

Monday, August 3, 2015, 8:53 AM
Picky eating is relatively common in young children, but that doesn’t make it harmless, conclude the authors of a study published online today in Pediatrics. “Eating problems among preschool-aged children are so pervasive that clinicians and researchers often treat them as developmentally... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Sweet and sour pork

Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Craving sweet and sour pork, but you want to cut down on the fat? This recipe doesn’t deep fry the pork and adds more veggies. The pork is tender and you get crunch instead from topping it with toasted almonds and green onions. From the original recipe, I doubled the sauce (I like a lot of sauce!)... Read more

Bexco recalls DaVinci brand cribs

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:16 PM
Bexco recalled about 11,700 DaVinci brand cribs in the United States and 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 lacerations from the... Read more
About this blog
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.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

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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