Friday, September 4, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Cilantro lime grilled chicken

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spice up your family’s weeknight dinner with this quick grilled chicken recipe! Marinating the chicken before you grill allows it to soak up flavor and keep it tender. Fresh cilantro kicks this recipe up a notch, not with heat, but with bright, almost citrus taste. Making a homemade marinade... Read more

The problems with asking for medical advice

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Pediatric health practitioners are often tapped by those close to them for opinions about their kids’ health. I can remember being asked questions as early as my first year of medical school (which is a scary thought, looking back now). There are many reasons why people choose to consult the... Read more

Food allergy testing: Complex and often misunderstood

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s Note: This is a follow up on a previous blog post on what food allergies are and not. When patients come to see an allergist with a suspected food allergy, the history is the most important piece of information in determining whether it’s truly an allergy to a suspected food.... Read more

Britax recalls certain models of ClickTight convertible car seats

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 9:28 AM
In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada, Britax Child Safety, Inc. is recalling certain Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight model convertible car seats manufactured between August 1, 2014 - July 29, 2015. A list of models... Read more

What's in my food? Answering common questions about additives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Enriched.” “Naturally flavored.” “Additives.” This list of confusing terms that describe the foods we feed our families goes on and on, and sometimes it’s hard to determine what we are actually eating. But perhaps to your surprise, not all of the buzzwords... Read more

5 steps to get your family ready for back-to-school

Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. Summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about sending our kids back to school. Getting back into the school routine is a shift from... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Tuna noodle casserole

Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
The thought of making a casserole may not appeal to some, but I urge you to reconsider! This worked well for a weeknight dinner last week for me, and it was an easy way to get in fish for my entire family. I added in more carrots and peas than the original recipe, and you can always try other combinations... Read more

Why is a psychologist available in a pediatrician’s office helpful?

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although one in five children in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder, only 21 percent of affected children actually receive needed treatment, according to The American Academy of Pediatrics. Mental well-being is a part of your child’s overall health and the United... Read more

Why some schools are making time for meditation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on healthy schools. Full disclosure, I meditate almost every day, and I’m in good company. Each year more and more people, from super star athletes to successful CEOs, are attributing at least part of their success to a regular meditation... Read more

Kids and trauma: Science trumps handcuffs

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has been lot of buzz about a video shot last year of a Kentucky deputy sheriff handcuffing an 8-year-old schoolboy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the deputy for this incident and a similar cuffing involving... 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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