Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Anna Nguyen

IKEA recalls GUNGGUNG children’s swing, falls reported

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:03 PM
IKEA recalled about 2,300 GUNGGUNG children’s swings in the United States and Canada because the suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury. The GUNGGUNG swing is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made... Read more

EV-D68 cases hit Philly, hospitals on alert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: Last week, regular blog contributor Stephen Aronoff, MD, told us more about enterovirus D68. Here’s an update on the spread of the virus from some of our area hospitals. With enterovirus D68 spreading to the East and Northeast, Philadelphia region hospitals are closely watching... Read more

App review: AAP’s Car Seat Check

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Buying a car seat for the first time or wondering if your child is ready for a booster? You can find out these answers by using the Car Seat Check app from HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ web site for parents. You can find the right car seat for your child based on age... Read more

Livie & Luca recalls children’s shoes

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:57 PM
Livie & Luca recalled about 5,600 of its “Carta” and “Cotton” children’s shoes because a metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining, potentially causing a cut. The company has received two reports of the metal thread coming... Read more

FGX International recalls 215k children’s sunglasses

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:51 PM
FGX International recalled about 215,000 children’s sunglasses because the surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in... Read more

What to watch: NOVA’s Vaccines – Calling the Shots, Sept 10

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
What do diseases like the mumps, measles, and whooping cough have in common? Once considered largely eradicated diseases in the United States, they’re now reemerging throughout our country and the world. What has this meant for us? Children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—... Read more

Tray Vous recalls snack and activity trays for strollers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:10 AM
Tray Vous recalled about 860 snack and activity trays for strollers in the United States and Canada because the opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass through, but could trap a child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard. The... Read more

Healthy eating habits need to start early, CDC study finds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:44 AM
Establishing healthy eating behaviors early in life can potentially predict healthy eating behaviors later in life, and even better overall health, found new research in a Pediatrics supplement published online today. The data comes from a follow-up study of children at 6 years of age who were previously... Read more

App review: 4Kids Health from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
The 4Kids Health app from the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis covers it all when it comes to kids’ health. Here are some of the main features: Symptom Tracker: It lets you search under a long list of symptoms. For example, you can look up Hand, Foot... Read more

BRITA recalls almost 243k children’s water bottles

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31 PM
BRITA recalled about 242,500 children’s water bottles because the lid can break into pieces with sharp points and cut someone. The hard-sided water filter bottle for kids have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer, violet;... 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
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Jefferson Medical College
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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