Friday, October 9, 2015

What’s the best treatment for most sore throats?

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on evidence-based medicine. When adults are ill, you’ll find a wide range of attitudes about their need for medical care from “I will just tough it out” to “GIVE me medicine right now!!” On the other hand, when... Read more

Juratoys recalls fishing games

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9:12 AM
Juratoys recalled about 14,200 Sardines and Starfish fishing games in the U.S. because the plastic worm at the end of the fishing pole line can separate, producing small parts that pose a choking hazard to children. Additionally, the small magnet inside the worm can liberate. Swallowing multiple magnets... Read more

What is 'pink eye' exactly?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Parents whose children were labeled with a diagnosis of “pink eye” were more likely to request antibiotics and believe that their children were more contagious than those that were told their children had an “eye infection,” found an interesting article that was recently published... Read more

Anxious about your child’s first semester at college?

Tuesday, September 15, 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. The impossible has happened. Your newborn baby learned to roll over. Then she learned to walk. He later went to his first day of kindergarten. And, all of... Read more

Is there a link between pesticide exposure and childhood cancers?

Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Children’s exposure to residential indoor insecticides was linked to an increased risk of childhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, according to a review article published online today in Pediatrics. Cancer in children is rare, but it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Apple crisp

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Apple season is upon us! One of my favorite things to make in the fall is apple crisp. I put a little twist on mine by using quick-cooking steel cut oats. With steel cut oats, the crisp’s texture will be chewier than regular oats. You can use regular oats as well. I like a lot of topping so I... Read more

Is your local ER prepared to care for your child?

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Each year, almost 90 percent of the 30 million kids 18 years or younger who end up in the Emergency Department are treated in general community hospitals. Unfortunately, many emergency rooms are not equipped well enough to treat children, and doctors and nurses there may not have training in pediatric... Read more

Dispelling the myth: ADHD stimulant medications and tics

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:20 AM
Stimulant medications for ADHD – such as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall and Vyvanse – do not appear to cause tics in children nor make tics worse, concludes a study published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. These findings are important... Read more

IKEA recalls VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:47 PM
IKEA recalled about 38,400 VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses because they fail to meet the federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattresses were previously recalled in January 2015 and again in May 2015 for entrapment hazards. The mattresses are 52 inches... Read more

How to embrace the Philly bike and pedestrian movement with safety

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:23 AM
During my two decades of practice in Philadelphia, I have been happy to see parents pay increased attention to protecting their “precious cargo” in their cars – their children. Sadly, however, the same diligence is missing when children are on their own – walking or biking.... 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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