Sunday, February 1, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Oven baked falafel patties

Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 AM
Introduce your family to new foods with this easy falafel recipe made from mashed chickpeas. Traditionally, falafel is fried which can add extra unhealthy fats and calories to your meal. In this version, we use a mix of flavorful herbs and spices, along with plenty of lemon juice to enhance taste.... Read more

Why we should be worried about e-cigarettes

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) worry the heck out of me. In recent years, we’ve seen a markedly decrease in the smoking rate in the United States and in Western Europe from near 50 percent to less than 20 percent. The drop is due to the combination of very high cigarette taxes... Read more

IKEA recalls VYSSA crib mattress

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:02 PM
IKEA recalled about 169,000 VYSSA crib mattress because it could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations. A baby could become stuck in this gap. This recall involves VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA... Read more

Why should I find a 'dental home' for my child?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, a pediatric dentist in Morristown, Tennessee and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. As parents and caregivers resolve to develop new healthy habits for their families in 2015, finding a dental home – the home base for your child’s... Read more

Helping kids cope when a parent is injured

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although we still have much to discover about how families respond to injury and trauma, as a pediatrician and mother I know that members of the same family can have very different reactions when a parent is injured. Whether it’s a broken leg caused by a motor vehicle crash or a back injury from... Read more

Star Ride Kids recalls by children’s pajamas

Friday, January 9, 2015, 10:45 AM
Star Ride Kids recalled about 7,000 children’s girls pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. The recalled pajamas are made of polyester and sold in sizes 4 through 14. The pajama sets consist... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Turkey burgers

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Looking for a new take on your traditional turkey burger? Give these flavorful turkey burgers a try. Turkey Burgers Ingredients: - 1 lb. ground turkey breast - 1 egg - ½ small onion, diced - 1 tsp. olive oil - 3 tbsp. grated reduced fat parmesan cheese - 1 tsp... Read more

When parents smoke: a case for 'Do as I say, not as I do'

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 8:58 AM
A 17-year-old has been smoking cigarettes since she was 14. She has asthma and frequent respiratory infections, and she knows that smoking is making her worse. She has tried to quit but has given up. She says that her mother also smokes. I believe that most adults know that smoking cigarettes is... Read more

Privacy? Yes! Secrets? No!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’ve just spent the holidays with a house full of company or crammed into an airport waiting area, privacy probably seemed like a distant fantasy. If you managed to surprise someone with the gift of their dreams, keeping secrets may seem like a great idea. There’s a time and place... Read more

Clean eating…for your kids?

Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:42 AM
At the beginning of every new year, many families focus on ways to adopt healthier behaviors. And many times, I often have to encourage parents not to adopt the trendy, fad-diets that are popular this month. But not this time. This year I want you to be the trendiest family on the block. To tell... 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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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