Saturday, October 10, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Black bean quinoa burger

Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:48 AM
I'm not usually a sneaky chef, but I tricked my husband into eating mushrooms with this recipe. He was fine with the burger until I revealed I had pureed mushrooms into it. So for him it wasn't a taste issue with the mushrooms...he said that didn't like the fact that "it's a fungus." (This is the kind... Read more

The problem with Bush's 'stuff happens' comment

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Helen Loeb, PhD, a research engineer in Philadelphia, with a doctorate in robotics from the Université de Bordeaux and a Masters in avionics from the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. I was profoundly distressed to hear how flippantly... Read more

Can anxiety disorders be prevented in children?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
When parents have an anxiety disorder, it places their children at a greatly increased risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Probably because anxious parents model anxious behaviors to their kids. That’s the bad news for all you worried parents out there – ironically giving you one more... Read more

6 ways to reduce food waste in your home

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
I will be honest; I have never thought much about throwing out the wilted kale or the expired container of yogurt in my fridge. Not until I read the recent reports on just how much food the average American family wastes per year: $1,500 worth. And outside of my own personal financial loss, the environmental... Read more

Why is sleep so important for our kids?

Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on brain health. One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, if you’re anything like me, sleep has been something you’ve been dreaming about lately. With all of the fall school meetings, back-to-school nights, PTA events, soccer games, karate... Read more

Bexco expands recall of DaVinci brand cribs

Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:07 AM
Bexco expanded its recall of DaVinci brand cribs to another 6,000 in the United States and 13 in 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... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Squash season is here! As the nights get cooler, we can put those ovens to use once again. Here, we roast the squash along with a bit of garlic and onion to bring out flavor, or you can cook it plain to add into other dishes such as soups or stews. My favorite mix-in to this butternut squash dish is... Read more

A wakeup call: Do you know what your child learns online?

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the 14 years since Michael Bradley, Ed.D., published his bestseller, Yes Your Teen is Crazy, a lot has changed – especially when it comes to our kids and technology. In that short time, the world moved headfirst from the pre-digital period into the vast world of the Internet and social media... Read more

Chewbeads recalls pacifier clips

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:03 PM
Chewbeads recalled almost 51,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because the “D” ring on the pacifier clip can break and allow the beads to detach. This could become a choking hazard. This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders. The "Where’s... Read more

When you and your child’s teacher do not agree

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Of all the new things in the beginning of the school year — new backpacks, new lunchboxes, new clothes — the prospect of new relationships tends to bring the most anxiety for parents, particularly the relationship between child, teacher, and parent. Parents may wonder, will my son get along... 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.

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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. 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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