Sunday, January 25, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Make-ahead eggs

Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Make breakfast a little easier with this quick and easy recipe. Make these eggs ahead of time and freeze them for a simple yet satisfying breakfast that the whole family will love. This breakfast is packed with protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full all morning long. Make-Ahead Eggs Ingredients: ... Read more

How much rest does my child need after a concussion?

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
For adolescent and young adults returning to everyday activities after a concussion, taking two days of strict mental rest and then easing back to their usual routine worked as well as taking five days of strict mental rest or more, found a recent study in Pediatrics. This makes life much easier for... Read more

Our over-caffeinated teens: What can we do?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
A college student had difficulty falling asleep. Exhausted, she drank large amounts of coffee to get through the day. She was in a vicious cycle: the coffee that was keeping her awake during the day was preventing her from sleeping at night. A high school student started having hand tremors. He was... Read more

Do I need a 'smart nursery'?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Meghan Walls, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. I am a pediatric psychologist by trade. My other full time job is mom to two beautiful girls. I work with parents on positive sleep habits, setting routines, and helping their families... Read more

1 of 5 U.S. kids eats this food every day

Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:51 AM
On any given day, at least 20 percent of American children and adolescents eat this one food, according to a new study in Pediatrics. It’s usually eaten at lunch or dinner, but you can make a breakfast version. And its many variations include: deep dish, stuffed, and rolled. Can you guess what... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Oven baked falafel patties

Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 AM
Introduce your family to new foods with this easy falafel recipe made from mashed chickpeas. Traditionally, falafel is fried which can add extra unhealthy fats and calories to your meal. In this version, we use a mix of flavorful herbs and spices, along with plenty of lemon juice to enhance taste.... Read more

Why we should be worried about e-cigarettes

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) worry the heck out of me. In recent years, we’ve seen a markedly decrease in the smoking rate in the United States and in Western Europe from near 50 percent to less than 20 percent. The drop is due to the combination of very high cigarette taxes... Read more

IKEA recalls VYSSA crib mattress

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:02 PM
IKEA recalled about 169,000 VYSSA crib mattress because it could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations. A baby could become stuck in this gap. This recall involves VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA... Read more

Why should I find a 'dental home' for my child?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, a pediatric dentist in Morristown, Tennessee and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. As parents and caregivers resolve to develop new healthy habits for their families in 2015, finding a dental home – the home base for your child’s... Read more

Helping kids cope when a parent is injured

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although we still have much to discover about how families respond to injury and trauma, as a pediatrician and mother I know that members of the same family can have very different reactions when a parent is injured. Whether it’s a broken leg caused by a motor vehicle crash or a back injury from... 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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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