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App review: 4Kids Health from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
The 4Kids Health app from the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis covers it all when it comes to kids’ health. Here are some of the main features: Symptom Tracker: It lets you search under a long list of symptoms. For example, you can look up Hand, Foot... Read more

Your essential back-to-school health checklist

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Rhona H. Cooper, MSN, MA, RN, CBIS, School Health Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia. In July, I heard the first commercial of the summer from a national office supply store announcing that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”... Read more

Reading, writing and making friends...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
As parents, we try to prepare our children to go back to school by reviewing their letters and numbers, helping with summer reading, and making sure they’ve got all their supplies. But are we preparing them socially, to get along with others, and emotionally, to make friends? Having friendships... Read more

Kids and food dyes: Should I be concerned?

Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:26 AM
For years, experts have encouraged children to “eat the colors of the rainbow” for a balanced, healthy diet. Imagine juicy red strawberries, sweet yellow bananas, and crunchy orange carrots, just to name a few examples. But what happens when those colors come from Red 40 and Yellow #5?... Read more

Recall: 2 deaths reported with Ace Bayou bean bag chairs

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:52 PM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou aannounced today the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Just peachy tomato salad

Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:54 AM
August is National Peach Month! Celebrate this sweet and local fruit with a simple salad. We used ripe yet crisp peaches to help balance out the softness of the tomatoes and give the salad a sweet crunch. Balsamic vinegar adds tangy flavor without the calories so you can add less honey and salt. At... Read more

BRITA recalls almost 243k children’s water bottles

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31 PM
BRITA recalled about 242,500 children’s water bottles because the lid can break into pieces with sharp points and cut someone. The hard-sided water filter bottle for kids have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer, violet;... Read more

Global infectious diseases and our kids

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:42 AM
After a long day of work last month, I had seen over 20 young patients and their parents, finished teaching rounds, read uncountable notes on many charts, and had written at least one note on every child. I was packing up to go home when my resident physician called to say that she had to admit a... Read more

Bexco recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 convertible cribs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:08 PM
Bexco recalled about 1,100 Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs in the United States and Canada due to fall and entrapment hazards. The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and... Read more

How do I talk to my kids about suicide?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
Robin Williams' suicide last week, like all suicides, was shocking. He was funny, successful, rich, beloved. At 63, he was also middle-aged, white, male, depressed, battling a debilitating disease, and had a history of substance abuse. Those are some of the major risk factors for suicide. Combine... 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 Jefferson Medical College
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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