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5 tips to get your kids cooking

Monday, January 25, 2016, 4:00 AM
Seems like cooking shows featuring kids are the hottest thing on TV right now from Master Chef Junior to Kids’ Baking Championship. I admit, I’m addicted to them myself. The upside is that they’re highlighting how much fun it can be getting kids in the kitchen and involved in cooking... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Savory granola

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:00 AM
For a meal that everyone agrees is The Most Important, breakfast doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. It’s early, it’s rushed, and frankly it can be a bit boring. Since January is National Oatmeal Month this is the perfect time to jazz up your morning. This savory granola... Read more

Britax recalls B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:31 PM
Britax recalled 60,000 B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats in the United States and Canada because the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard. The pieces were sold separately. The company has received... Read more

Britax recalls of infant car seats due to fall hazard

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:09 PM
Britax recalled almost 75,900 Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems in the United States, Canada, and Mexico because the carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant. The car seats were manufactured... Read more

Your family’s medicine cabinet: throw out the codeine

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, medical director of The Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The days of January are short and cold. At times it can seem that everyone is coughing from a cold, the flu, or bronchitis. Pains can flare. It’s... Read more

Helicopter parenting may interfere with teens’ health care

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:00 AM
When I first took my son to pre-school, he cried and cried. “You need to walk away — he’ll be fine!” his teachers advised me. After a few weeks, I learned that they were right. When I took my son to college, I was the one who cried. Thank goodness for a seasoned orientation... Read more

Stop human trafficking in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is John Ducoff, executive director of Covenant House Pennsylvania. This is the first in a series on human trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a fitting time to learn about what Covenant House Pennsylvania is doing to help end this affront... Read more

IKEA recalls toy drums and drumstick sets

Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:08 AM
IKEA recalled 2,000 LATTJO Tongue drums and 1,300 LATTJO Drumstick sets because the rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard. The company received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

Monday, January 18, 2016, 4:00 AM
Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014, the country had just under 200 babies born with this serious and lifelong condition and in 2015 there were almost 3,000 cases. Several hard-hit areas have declared... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Quick minestrone soup

Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:48 AM
This is a soup that I've made for many years during the winter months. It's a hit with everyone in my family. We like to top it with shredded or grated parmesan cheese. My husband likes to stir in a small teaspoon of pesto. I always make a double batch since it freezes well. I've adapted it from the... 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. 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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