Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ways to reduce ER visits for accidental medication overdoses by kids

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Blogging with Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D, Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is Blair Thornley, PharmD, CSPI, a pharmacist at the Poison Control Center at the Children's. It was estimated that 640,000 emergency department visits were made... Read more

Ignite recalls Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:59 PM
Ignite recalled about 130,000 Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers because if a child chewed on the drinking straw, small pieces could break off into the child’s mouth, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips... Read more

Why tattling can be a good thing

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
As parents, we have all been there: your 5-year-old son is playing nicely with another child on the playground and then chaos ensues. Your son runs over to you and screams, “Mom, he hit me!” or “Dad, he called me a name!” You go over the list of options: do you leave the playground?... Read more

Playing alone: Are kids on handheld devices too often?

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
A recently published study in Pediatrics of 350 low-income preschool children in North Philadelphia showed more than half had their own televisions and more than 75 percent had their own computer tablet or smart phone by the age of 4. Almost all of the children started using these devices by their... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fall vegetable curry

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Try this fall-inspired vegetable curry as a meatless Monday dish. Both of my girls liked it and asked me to put in more sweet potato next time. From the original recipe, I added additional spices to make it more flavorful. I also doubled the sauce. You can serve it with a side of brown rice. Fall... Read more

Potential allergic reactions to hair dyes, nail products, and tattoos

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 9:39 AM
Nowadays, teenagers do a lot of interesting things. They get tattoos and piercings, they dye their hair and experiment with fake nails – sometimes much to the chagrin of their parents. Of course, these proclivities are not limited to teens, as many adults engage in these activities of individual... Read more

Ride like Back to the Future, but do it safely

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
As all media is proclaiming, the day I am writing this blog, October 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly in Back to the Future 2 (1989) went to 26 years into his future. This movie introduced the concept of the personal hovercraft which every Millennial techno-geek and skateboarder still aspires... Read more

What's the best treatment for head lice?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:01 AM
When school is back in session, lice infestations usually rise. There are 6 to 12 million cases of head lice infestation each year, according to the CDC. With these large numbers, it is no surprise that multiple treatment options exist. These treatments can range from over the counter treatments... Read more

Should I be concerned about pesticides in conventional and organic produce?

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on organic foods. It’s a continuation of a discussion about pesticides found in organic and conventional produce. Whether you give your kids conventional or CO produce, one fact is very important to keep in mind: all pesticides used in American... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker fall chili

Friday, October 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up your family’s week night meal with this easy fall chili! Flavors of cumin, chili powder, and coriander come through without adding heat, which makes this recipe totally kid friendly. You can even sneak in extra fiber by adding the butternut squash and two kinds of beans! TIP: If you... 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. 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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