Sunday, March 1, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker garlic and rosemary chicken with a splash of orange

Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Try something new for dinner tonight! Warm up with this flavorful dish that is high in protein and filled with vegetables. Slow Cooker Garlic and Rosemary Chicken with a splash of Orange Ingredients: - 24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into medium sized pieces - 2 green peppers... Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey is coming – are you ready?

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Love it or hate it, a movie glorifying some of the darker sides of sexual behaviors between consenting adults is coming to a theater near you. What’s near you is near your kids, so get ready to take advantage of this teachable moment. If you don’t know the theme of this best-selling trilogy... Read more

Who's the most stressed in America?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Overall stress and its related illnesses were lower for the nation as a whole in 2014, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America report. That’s the good news. The bad news? Parents, younger generations, and those living in lower-income households report... Read more

Understanding that vaccines do not cause illness

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Vaccination — the word has become quite divisive. On both sides, we find well-meaning, intelligent, good parents who just want what is best for their children, and to protect them from harm. The science behind the benefits of vaccinating are clear (see this Healthy Kids blog about the importance... Read more

Common mistakes when using epinephrine autoinjectors

Monday, February 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Epinephrine is commonly prescribed for the treatment of anaphylaxis. For families of children with potentially serious allergies, using epinephrine autoinjectors, such as Epipen or Auvi-Q, in an emergency is not only safe and appropriate, but absolutely necessary. Delay in giving epinephrine during... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Banana nut breakfast bowl

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up your family's morning with a hot bowl of oatmeal. This easy recipe packs flavor, fiber, and healthy fats, that pre-packaged convenience packets often lack. Oats are a filling whole grain that provides long-lasting energy for your family, while walnuts give a boost of unsaturated fat, that is... Read more

Family Dollar Stores recall Tough Treadz auto carrier toy

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:11 AM
Family Dollar Stores recalled about 254,000 Tough Treadz Auto Carrier toys because the die-cast metal cars that come in the carrier have sharp edges that can pose a laceration hazard. This recall involves a plastic toy truck with a plastic case that holds 6 die-cast metal toy cars in assorted colors... Read more

Lazy One recalls children’s pajamas and robes

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:10 AM
Lazy One recalled about 8,400 children’s pajamas and robes because they fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children. This recall involves 100% polyester Lazy One children’s sleepwear garments, including footed pajamas... Read more

Performance Packaging recalls children’s food pouch attachment

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:10 AM
Performance Packaging recalled about 6,000 children’s food pouch attachments because the tube of the pouch topper that screws onto the food pouch can separate from the round base, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled PouchPops are silicone toppers that screw onto a baby food... Read more

Question medical over testing and over treatment of your children

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Working in the ER, I regularly get asked by worried parents to send more tests or to do more intervention on their child "just in case" and for their own peace of mind. When the requests are medically unnecessary, I do my best to dissuade parents. Most times, I am successful, but sometimes, parents'... 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.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

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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