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Preventing allergies: It’s more complex than you think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Roaches may protect baby from allergies, asthma” was one of the many local and national news headlines regarding a “new” study released earlier this month. It claimed that exposure by children to certain common bacteria, and allergens from cockroaches, mice, and cats might provide... Read more

Depression and kids: Why antidepressants shouldn't be ruled out

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
The “black box” warning on antidepressants that stated the medications could increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in youth may have resulted in an increase in suicide attempts over the last ten years, concludes a study published last week in the British Medical Journal. This... Read more

App review: CDC’s Heads Up

Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:16 AM
Need a primer on how to spot the signs of a concussion for your child? The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Heads Up app will help you learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and what to do if you think a child has a concussion or other serious brain injury. This is crucial information... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Can’t beat these beets

Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:00 AM
Long gone are the days when these colorful spring vegetables were only found in cans in your pantry. Roasting fresh beets in the oven brings out their sweet flavor and pair even better with herbs and spices. Combine with sliced carrots for a roasted rainbow or use as a topping in a garden salad. And... Read more

Brooks Furniture recalls glider rockers

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:24 AM
Brooks Furniture recalled about 350 glider rockers because the spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user. They were sold exclusively by Kaplan Early Learning The recall includes two styles of Brooks Furniture glider rockers 1529P and 1529V-LM. The 1529P... Read more

Is there an unlocked gun where my child is going to play?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Guest blogging along with regular contributor Mario Cruz, MD, is Emmanuelle Topiol, MD a pediatric resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Imagine this: You are sending your 8-year-old child to his friend’s house for the first time. To make sure that he is safe, you ask his... Read more

Why toddlers don't need ADHD medication

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:51 AM
At least 10,000 toddlers in the United States are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when they shouldn’t be receiving this type of treatment, according to data presented last month by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Susan Visser, DrPH... Read more

Understanding ‘good’ and ‘bad’ germs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Doctors can confuse the heck out of the public. For instance, both of these statements are true: 1) The most important thing doctors can do to protect their patients from acquiring disease in hospital or medical office is to wash their hands before and after seeing each patient 2) People use too... Read more

Health officials: Pregnant women and children should eat more fish

Monday, June 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection released new recommendations last week on the MINIMAL amount of fish in the diet for children and pregnant women. The new guidelines follow a FDA analysis of seafood consumption data from over 1,000 pregnant women in the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Berry-delicious breakfast toast

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a new breakfast favorite? Give this twist on toast a try. Berry-Delicious Breakfast Toast Ingredients - 1 slice of wheat bread, toasted - ½ cup sliced strawberries - ¼ cup fat free ricotta cheese - Cinnamon to taste - A drizzle of honey (no more... Read more
About this blog
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
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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