Sunday, May 24, 2015

K.J. Sportswear California recalls children's Thor pajama sets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:54 AM
K.J. Sportswear California recalled about 9,200 children’s one-piece and two-piece Thor pajama sets. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children. This recall includes both pajama styles with these tracking numbers... Read more

Top 3 signs that your teenager may be depressed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:53 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. The Main Line was devastated to learn that 13-year-old Cayman Naib’s body was found on Sunday. From a distance, one could presume that Cayman led... Read more

Why you shouldn’t ask your doctor to modify the vaccine schedule

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
A recent survey of practicing pediatricians shows that most will change around the immunization schedule for parents who insist on modifications. These doctors also know that the consequences of these changes are unknown since none of the alternative schedules commonly found online or in books by Williams... Read more

Avoid the regret and buckle up

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recent crashes in the past couple of years involving cars-for-hire highlight the need to use seat belts and child safety seats on every trip, every time…in every seating position. One crash involved 60 Minutes news correspondent, Bob Simon, when his for-hire Lincoln Town Car crashed in downtown... Read more

Successful cognitive behavioral therapy for kids could lead to fewer suicidal thoughts

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Highly anxious people who underwent successful psychotherapy as children have fewer suicidal thoughts as adults, found a new study from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry this month. The results suggest that early detection and effective treatment for child anxiety... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Chicken and broccoli alfredo

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is dinner time hectic during the week? Sometimes tasty and healthy recipes just can’t be rushed and this is one of them! Try this unique recipe during the weekend or when you have a little more time as it requires a few steps but is well worth it. This recipe replaces high fat cream with pureed... Read more

New report: Pediatric heart surgery outcome data from 5 area hospitals

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Ryan R. Davies, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Last week, a first-of-its-kind report issued by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council... Read more

Dream on Me recalls 2-in-1 bassinet to cradle due to fall & suffocation hazards

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:22 PM
Dream on Me recalled about 13,000 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradles because wire supports on the sides of the bassinet can disconnect causing the fabric sides to lower; posing a risk that infants can fall out or become entrapped and suffocate. The product was sold in pink, blue, green, and white. The bassinet... Read more

How does play promote social-emotional learning?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
The word “play” has become somewhat of a dirty word in our culture; instead of playing, our children must now learn, study, do ballet, soccer, take a second language, pass standardized testing. Each moment must be structured and planned to ensure the best, highest quality experience. Our... Read more

What do we know about the recent rise in allergies?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the past few decades, researchers have struggled to answer the question, “Why has the incidence of allergic diseases increased so rapidly in developed countries?” This has led to various theories ranging from the “hygiene hypothesis” which was first proposed back in the... 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.

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. 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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