Monday, November 30, 2015

What's the best treatment for head lice?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:01 AM
When school is back in session, lice infestations usually rise. There are 6 to 12 million cases of head lice infestation each year, according to the CDC. With these large numbers, it is no surprise that multiple treatment options exist. These treatments can range from over the counter treatments... Read more

Should I be concerned about pesticides in conventional and organic produce?

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on organic foods. It’s a continuation of a discussion about pesticides found in organic and conventional produce. Whether you give your kids conventional or CO produce, one fact is very important to keep in mind: all pesticides used in American... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker fall chili

Friday, October 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up your family’s week night meal with this easy fall chili! Flavors of cumin, chili powder, and coriander come through without adding heat, which makes this recipe totally kid friendly. You can even sneak in extra fiber by adding the butternut squash and two kinds of beans! TIP: If you... Read more

Burley Design recalls child bicycle trailers

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:47 PM
Burley Design recalled about about 34,820 child bicycle trailers in the United States and Canada because the trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer. This recall involves seven models... Read more

Pottery Barn Kids recalls Avengers and Darth Vader water bottles

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:46 PM
Pottery Barn Kids recalled about 15,630 Avengers and Darth Vader water bottles because the gray paint on the metal portion of the water bottle can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. The water bottles are gray with a blue or black plastic top, a vacuum-valve... Read more

Building strong bones in the teen years for strong bones later

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Were you wondering why the skeleton didn’t dance at the Halloween party? The answer is quite sad really — he had no “body” to dance with. We wouldn’t be dancing either if we didn’t have 206 strong bones holding us up, working with our muscles to move, and protecting... Read more

Talking to kids about gender and transgender individuals

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I discussed how the topic gender fluidity has recently entered the spotlight from celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, and how professionals in human sexuality education and counseling have long held that a person’s sexuality is multi-dimensional. With this background, you’re... Read more

LaRose Industries recalls Peanuts Flying Ace Ride-On Toys

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 4:17 PM
LaRose Industries recalled about 11,000 Peanuts Flying Ace Ride-On Toys because the toys' blue hubcaps can detach from the wheel’s axle, posing a choking hazard to young children. They were sold exclusively at Target. This recall involves Peanuts Flying Ace ride-on toys modeled after older... Read more

What are some ‘better’ sweets for my child's teeth?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Connie Killian, DMD, a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is in private practice in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Killian is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and is an attending... Read more

Healthy and fun Halloween ideas for your family

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Halloween is here…children everywhere are excited to dress up and be their best minion, princess, or Eagles player! Along with the parties, parades, and trick-or-treating, comes the mounds of candy your kids will probably pine over for the next two weeks. And hey, I am all for the fun of trick-or-treating... 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.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

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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