Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How can I protect my child from medication poisoning?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Blair Thornley, PharmD, CSPI, a pharmacist at the Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This is the second of two posts during National Poison Prevention Week. Yesterday, we addressed ways to avoid double dosing your children. While... Read more

6 tips to avoid medication dosing errors

Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Blair Thornley, PharmD, CSPI, a pharmacist at the Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This is the first of two posts during National Poison Prevention Week. It’s 2:30 in the morning, and little Johnnie needs a dose of ibuprofen... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Homemade tortilla chips

Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:10 AM
Do you have leftover tortillas in your refrigerator? Making your own tortilla chips is easy and fun! Skip the bagged variety of tortilla chips and try this simple, low-fat version instead. Homemade Tortilla Chips Ingredients: - 8, 6-inch corn tortillas - Cooking spray - 1/8 tsp. salt Directions: ... Read more

5 ways to teach social-emotional learning

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I talked about the importance of giving kids time to play to promote social-emotional learning – this includes a child’s ability to understand the thoughts and feelings of himself and others, and to use that knowledge to practice skills necessary for appropriately interacting... Read more

K.J. Sportswear California recalls children's Thor pajama sets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:54 AM
K.J. Sportswear California recalled about 9,200 children’s one-piece and two-piece Thor pajama sets. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children. This recall includes both pajama styles with these tracking numbers... Read more

Top 3 signs that your teenager may be depressed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:53 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. The Main Line was devastated to learn that 13-year-old Cayman Naib’s body was found on Sunday. From a distance, one could presume that Cayman led... Read more

Why you shouldn’t ask your doctor to modify the vaccine schedule

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
A recent survey of practicing pediatricians shows that most will change around the immunization schedule for parents who insist on modifications. These doctors also know that the consequences of these changes are unknown since none of the alternative schedules commonly found online or in books by Williams... Read more

Avoid the regret and buckle up

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recent crashes in the past couple of years involving cars-for-hire highlight the need to use seat belts and child safety seats on every trip, every time…in every seating position. One crash involved 60 Minutes news correspondent, Bob Simon, when his for-hire Lincoln Town Car crashed in downtown... Read more

Successful cognitive behavioral therapy for kids could lead to fewer suicidal thoughts

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Highly anxious people who underwent successful psychotherapy as children have fewer suicidal thoughts as adults, found a new study from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry this month. The results suggest that early detection and effective treatment for child anxiety... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Chicken and broccoli alfredo

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is dinner time hectic during the week? Sometimes tasty and healthy recipes just can’t be rushed and this is one of them! Try this unique recipe during the weekend or when you have a little more time as it requires a few steps but is well worth it. This recipe replaces high fat cream with pureed... 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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