Sunday, April 19, 2015

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

Dental braces and wisdom teeth extraction: What do I need to know?

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:55 AM
My son just had his wisdom teeth removed. Lots of pre-surgery angst (How long is the surgery? Will it hurt? How long will it take to heal?) and stress (What to eat? How much missed school?). No worries…I got through it. As a parent, I’m done with my son’s dental braces (√)... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted red peppers

Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Roasted red peppers are a perfect add-on to any sandwich, wrap, salad, pizza, rice, pasta, fish or meat dish. This simple recipe is packed with fiber, vitamin C, A and potassium and couldn’t get any easier. Give it a try! Roasted Red Peppers Ingredients: - 3 red peppers, washed, with... Read more

Smooth Industries recalls children’s pajamas

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:49 AM
Smooth Industries recalled about 7,6000 children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. This recall involves children’s one- and two-piece Smooth Industries pajama sets. The pajamas... Read more

Don't give your baby peanuts quite yet!

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:43 AM
Many of you may have had a double take when you read about a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the benefits of feeding infants peanuts in order to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy. It has been hailed as landmark study that will rapidly change the guidelines for food... Read more

How we can promote more creativity in schools?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s now (finally) officially Spring, and with the longer days and budding blossoms comes another springtime event: standardized tests. Recently, I was visiting a school deep in the throes of standardized test taking, and the anxiety and tension (from students, teachers, and administrators) was... 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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