Saturday, January 31, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Garlicky chicken, peas and collard greens

Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:18 AM
Celebrate the start of the New Year with this simple yet tasty dish. This recipe uses chickpeas, but they can easily be substituted for any other kind of high fiber and protein packed legume like black-eyed peas or black beans. Garlicky Chicken, Peas and Collard Greens Ingredients: - 1 15.5... Read more

Integrated health care: How can it help my child?

Thursday, January 1, 2015, 4:00 AM
Jamir is a bouncy, restless 6-year-old who arrives at the pediatrician’s office with his mother and 3-year-old sister. The mother, who has taken a day off from work for the appointment, explains that the teacher feels Jamir is hyperactive. She then expresses concerns about using any medications... Read more

Homelessness through the eyes of children

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all know homelessness is a problem in the United States. Many are even aware that the numbers are on the rise. Yet, the majority of people find it easier to ignore the situation rather than do anything about it. What makes that choice a bit easier to live with is the fact that most Americans are... Read more

When a teenager is diagnosed with celiac disease

Monday, December 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Guest blogging along with regular contributor Rima Himelstein, MD, is Sam Master, BA, MS IV, a medical student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. As you may or may not know, teenagers are special — not just because I think so, but also because they think so. They think that... Read more

Comfort Research recalls vinyl bean bag chairs

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 9:37 AM
Comfort Research recalled about 125,000 vinyl bean bag chairs because the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. This recall involves vinyl polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Creamy pumpkin dip

Friday, December 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Treat your family this holiday with a sweet that can hold its own next to Grandmom’s apple pie. This pumpkin dip is the perfect after dinner dessert for kids and adults alike. At only 8 grams of sugar and less than 100 calories per serving, this will be one delight that won’t break your... Read more

5 family-friendly winter hikes

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, Pa. with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. Her blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors... Read more

Top holiday hazards from the Poison Control Center at CHOP

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Help, my two year old just ate a poinsettia petal.” Does this sound familiar? I am certain it does if you’re a busy mother with two toddler aged boys like me. And if life with kids wasn’t crazy enough before the fourth Thursday in November, it most certainly is after the... Read more

What's the best way to treat my child's cold or flu?

Monday, December 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Cold and flu season is upon us. Now is the time that we start to reach into the medicine cabinet and start to think, what can my children take when they get a cold? The problem is, there is no easy answer. However, luckily there are a few basic rules to treat by. First, the FDA does not recommend... Read more

Giggles International recalls animated sing-along monkey toy

Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:20 PM
Giggles International recalled about 13,000 animated sing-along monkey toys because the battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard. The were sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel. The company received two reports of toys overheating and melting their... 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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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