Monday, March 30, 2015

Dream on Me recalls 2-in-1 bassinet to cradle due to fall & suffocation hazards

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:22 PM
Dream on Me recalled about 13,000 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradles because wire supports on the sides of the bassinet can disconnect causing the fabric sides to lower; posing a risk that infants can fall out or become entrapped and suffocate. The product was sold in pink, blue, green, and white. The bassinet... Read more

How does play promote social-emotional learning?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
The word “play” has become somewhat of a dirty word in our culture; instead of playing, our children must now learn, study, do ballet, soccer, take a second language, pass standardized testing. Each moment must be structured and planned to ensure the best, highest quality experience. Our... Read more

What do we know about the recent rise in allergies?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the past few decades, researchers have struggled to answer the question, “Why has the incidence of allergic diseases increased so rapidly in developed countries?” This has led to various theories ranging from the “hygiene hypothesis” which was first proposed back in the... Read more

The truth about water fluoridation

Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Fluoridation of water is a public health intervention that was started last century. Back then, scientists noticed that people who drank water naturally containing fluoride had 50 percent fewer cavities. Today, fluoridation is a widespread practice around the world. Local governments test water sources... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fresh and crunchy tuna salad

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:05 AM
Mix up your family’s lunch routine with a fun take on the classic tuna salad sandwich. A typical serving of tuna made with regular mayonnaise may contain up to 20 grams of fat per serving! Our recipe cuts down the fat content significantly by substituting light mayonnaise and plain Greek yogurt... Read more

Uncovering sex trafficking

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Maybe you heard about what happened during the Super Bowl. Not only did the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24, but FBI agents rescued 16 teens from sex trafficking. The operation was part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. The teens, mostly girls 13-17 years old, included... Read more

How can CHOP's Poison Control Center help me?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Swartz, RN, BSN, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Your child eats diaper cream. Your elderly parent takes his morning medications – again. You absent-mindedly... Read more

Does my child need a multivitamin?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Gummies, chewable, liquid, pill… Every parent wants his or her child to be healthy, and whether or not to give a multivitamin is a common question we receive from parents. Based on the advertising and extensive row of children’s multivitamins available, one would assume that every child... Read more

Exactly how much sleep does my kid need?

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Early this month, the National Sleep Foundation released new recommendations for the amount of sleep needed by various age groups, from newborns to older adults. This should be a relief to parents around the world. Now when your children whask (whine-ask) why you are making them go to bed so early... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kickin’ cornbread

Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Pair your family’s favorite chili or winter soup with our healthier version of cornbread. Ingredient substitutes such as applesauce, canola oil, and low fat buttermilk lighten up this baked good without sacrificing flavor. Boxed mixes may contain unhealthy ingredients, such as animal shortening... 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. 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
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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