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Healthy family recipe: Slow-cooker Southwest Chicken

Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:17 AM
Back to school time can be busy, not leaving much time for home cooked meals. Give this slow-cooker chicken a try. It is packed with fiber and flavor so it is sure to be a hit. Slow-cooker Southwest Chicken Servings: 6 3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ cup fresh lime juice 1 cup and 1... Read more

Toys R Us recalls toy toaster sets

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:59 AM
Toys R Us recalled about 36,000 toy toaster sets in the United States and Canada because the plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges and posing a choking hazard. The recall includes the Just Like Home brand toy toaster sets. The teal blue plastic... Read more

Can regular exercise lead to better test scores?

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all know that exercise generally benefits children, and another study to confirm this was recently published in Pediatrics. While this finding may yield a yawn (or even two) as you’re reading right now, this latest research is important and goes well beyond quantifying what most of us think... Read more

Altruism: Nature or nurture?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Why are some children kind to others and other children just plain mean? The root cause of altruism, and conversely selfishness or even evil, has been a debate since the beginning of human self-consciousness. The second story in the Bible is about Cain murdering his younger brother Abel out of jealousy... Read more

Why overindulging your kids can lead to lifelong harm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
When is enough - enough for you and your kids? Does it seem like you’re always getting them a new toy? Do you let them have their way too often? Knowing these answers will make all of your lives easier and your children’s futures happier and healthier. All too often, the most loving and... Read more

Sex education in school: What will your child learn?

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
You’ve seen the new text books, met you kids’ teachers, been lectured on the new Common Core standards, and probably have a sense of what your kids will be learning about math, science, history and literature this year. But here’s an equally important question to consider: What will... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Harvest muffins

Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
It is the season of the harvest which means there are so many nutritious foods available locally. Send your kids off to school with this tasty fiber filled breakfast muffin. This muffin is packed with 3 different forms of apples plus carrots for added moisture and sweetness. Pair it with a tablespoon... Read more

Is your child receiving enough preventative care?

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is as true today as when it was first uttered many years ago. Prevention is key to a long, healthy life especially for our infants, children, and young adults. The problem is, according to a recent federal study published by the Centers for Disease... Read more

What's being done to improve children's health in our region?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. When my kids were young, I knew how important it was to make sure they were eating healthy, and getting enough exercise and sleep. Like most parents, I did what I could to be a positive role... Read more

PA Senate should consider bill to allow school storage of epi pens

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Lynda Mitchell, Vice President for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). She leads AAFA’s Kids With Food Allergies division, based in Doylestown. One in 13 American children under the age of 18 lives with food allergies, and is at-risk for anaphylaxis... 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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
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., 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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