Saturday, May 30, 2015

How parents can even benefit from sleepaway camps

Monday, May 18, 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. As the weather heats up, it’s time for some parents and kids to begin the separation process known as summer camp. Many experts have examined how sleepaway... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Orange granite

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spring is here and summer is on the way. Although stopping at the ice cream or water ice shop for a treat is tempting, try making this easy refreshing dessert at home instead. Although this recipe is super sweet, it has only a fraction of the sugar that popular sweet treats contain. Orange Granite ... Read more

Tips for preventing common home injuries

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
I recently took care of 2 year-old twins who got into their dad's nicotine pills. They were left unsupervised in the living room for just a minute with the pill bottle on the coffee table. Their parents found them chewing on the pills, with pill fragments scattered around them. They took the remaining... Read more

IKEA recalls pressure-mounted safety gates

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
IKEA recalled about 75,000 PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates in the United States and Canada because the friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate doesn't always hold the gate in place, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping... Read more

Schylling recalls Police Press and Go toy vehicles

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
Schylling recalled about 15,300 Police Press and Go toy vehicles because the hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. The company has received one report of the police hat detaching from the toy vehicles. No injuries have been reported. For more... Read more

Teens getting their licenses after 18: What do I need to know?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
If your teenager is like many today (including one of mine), they may not be in a rush to drive. They pass their sixteen birthday, happily taking the bus or getting rides. Then they’re still without a license at 17. At 18 or older, they realize they need to drive to work and start the learning-to-drive... Read more

Parents and teens: How to fight nicely

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Mayweather vs Pacquino isn’t the only fight to happen recently. Every day there are frustrated teens and parents sparring outside the ring — behind closed doors in their homes as well as in my adolescent medicine office. In exam room #1 are a mother and her teenage daughter. I was seeing... Read more

Baby’s Dream recalls cribs and furniture

Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:33 AM
Baby’s Dream recalled about 4,600 full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint because they exceed federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects. The furniture was sold under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections... Read more

Helping kids cope with springtime allergies

Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s springtime, and allergy specialists in the Northeast are busier than ever. It seems that every year we see headlines about it being an especially bad allergy season. In general, we have been seeing an increase in the prevalence of allergies over time, as well as an increase in asthma diagnosis... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kiwi-strawberry watermelon pops

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:56 AM
These last few days in Philadelphia have been so beautiful, it’s clear summer is right around the corner. And with those warm days ahead, your family will be looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat. Instead of store bought treats full of sugar and little to no nutrition, why not make your... 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. 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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