Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month: What's the significance of an ACE score?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Less than 20 years ago, Vince Felitti, MD, and Rob Anda, MD, published the results of research that showed proof of a strong relationship between painful things that can happen in childhood – adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs - and health as an adult. This evidence of long term effects... Read more

4 ways to refresh your lunchbox routine

Monday, April 6, 2015, 8:20 AM
Let’s face it. It’s April. You’ve been packing your child’s lunch for school for seven consecutive months. Suffice it to say that the lunch box routine might be getting a little old for both you and your kids. While everyone touts breakfast as the most important meal of the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Pineapple with toasted coconut

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Celebrate spring holidays with this simple yet refreshing dessert. This recipe is made with just two whole foods, which means you don’t have to worry about scanning through another cake or cookie package for twenty unrecognizable ingredients. Choose unsweetened coconut to keep this treat free... Read more

Why ‘free range parenting’ makes sense

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the 1990s when my oldest was 10, we let our four children walk five blocks to school. All of our neighbors were amazed as they shook their heads at our “wanton” behavior, but we noticed they watched for the four little Emmetts and also added their children to the parade. We live in Center... Read more

Nickel allergies & Easter: Can eating chocolate containing nickel cause a skin rash?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Nickel is one of the most common causes of contact skin allergy, but can consumption of foods containing nickel actually cause a contact dermatitis to occur? And since nickel in foods is not in direct contact with the skin, what is the mechanism for this to occur? Nickel is ubiquitous in nature, and... 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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