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What's new with the meningococcal vaccine?

Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
The newer meningococcal conjugate vaccine should be used instead of the older meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine for children and teens, according to the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics released online today. Meningococcal disease refers to any illness that is caused... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Simple cucumber salad

Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a quick and simple recipe as an addition to your lunch or dinner? Give this simple cucumber salad a try. Simple Cucumber Salad Ingredients: - 2 cups chopped cucumber (about 1 large cucumber) - ½ cup chopped red onion - ¼ tsp. salt - ¼ cup vinegar ... Read more

What teens need to know about social media and the law

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Reid Sagehorn, a high school senior, was suspended and threatened with expulsion from Rogers High School in Minnesota in late January. The reason? His two-word tweet response posted on the Rogers Confessions website to the question, “Did he ever make out” with a 28-year-old teacher at the... Read more

Dream On Me recalls Dinah high chairs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 4:56 PM
Dream On Me recalled about 2,800 Dinah high chairs because they pose a strangulation and fall hazard to young children. The leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck or fall from the chair. The chairs are made with a steel, powder... Read more

Oeuf recalls to repair cribs due to entrapment risk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:09 AM
Oeuf recalled about 14,000 cribs for repair because the slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the crib, and trap a child. The recall includes four models of Oeuf Sparrow cribs. The cribs were sold in the colors birch, grey, walnut and white. The recalled cribs were manufactured between July... Read more

Best family biking trails in the Philadelphia region

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, Pa. with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. A version of this blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors... Read more

How common are nickel allergies?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Nickel allergy is one of the most common contact allergies next to poison ivy. There is a lot of nickel out there - in jewelry, belts, clothing, utensils, tools, keys, pots and pans, medical devices, topical products like eyeshadows and metallic powders, and even food. We often first notice a nickel... Read more

Free fitness classes from Philly Play Summer Challenge

Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:48 AM
Are your kids in a summer rut? Give the Philly Play Summer Challenge a try! It’s a free six-week program for children ages 6 to 13 years old that will help build confidence and skills to be physically active for an hour each day at local recreation centers throughout the city The program began... Read more

Buckyballs and Buckycubes refunds now available

Friday, July 18, 2014, 3:20 PM
Owners of Buckyballs and Buckycubes can now obtain refunds through BuckyballsRecall.com until January 17, 2015. These loose, high powered magnets pose a deadly risk to young children, tweens, and teens, if ingested. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urged consumers to immediately stop... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Stuffed squash sailboats

Friday, July 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summertime meals can be fun! Sail away to summer paradise with these veggies sail boats. Take advantage of seasonal produce and give your children a chance to try a new vegetable prepared in a unique way. Stuffed Squash Sailboats Ingredients: - 4 medium zucchini squash - 1 pound lean ground... 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 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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