Thursday, February 11, 2016

IKEA recalls toy drums and drumstick sets

Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:08 AM
IKEA recalled 2,000 LATTJO Tongue drums and 1,300 LATTJO Drumstick sets because the rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard. The company received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

Monday, January 18, 2016, 4:00 AM
Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014, the country had just under 200 babies born with this serious and lifelong condition and in 2015 there were almost 3,000 cases. Several hard-hit areas have declared... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Quick minestrone soup

Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:48 AM
This is a soup that I've made for many years during the winter months. It's a hit with everyone in my family. We like to top it with shredded or grated parmesan cheese. My husband likes to stir in a small teaspoon of pesto. I always make a double batch since it freezes well. I've adapted it from the... Read more

Milk bank opens at CHOP

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 4:00 AM
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently opened the first human milk bank of its kind in the Philadelphia region. The Children’s Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) will provide donor human milk to hospitalized infants at hospital’s main campus. The MMB was developed in cooperation... Read more

Talk to your kids about e-cigarette ads

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:00 AM
Approximately 18.3 million U.S. middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014, found a study released last week from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarettes are battery –powered devices that can deliver nicotine... Read more

Helping our kids learn their behavior has consequences

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Katie Hoffses, PhD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours / A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. As you have probably seen, Ethan Couch, the “Affluenza Teen”, and his mother were recently apprehended in Mexico after fleeing the country for allegedly violating... Read more

5 healthy and lucky foods for the new year

Monday, January 11, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Stefanie Weiner, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Happy New Year! We are only into the second week of 2016, but if your resolutions need a dose of good fortune and good nutrition check out this list of foods... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Hoppin’ john with collard greens

Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:10 AM
Cultures around the world consider certain foods to be good luck when eaten at the New Year. While most of these foods symbolize prosperity, wealth and financial reward, they also deliver a nutritious bang for their buck. Today’s recipe features collard greens, which are popular in the New Year... Read more

Organic vs. conventional foods: environmental impact, nutrition, taste

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 4:00 AM
Editor’s note: This is the last in a series on organic and conventional foods. In the previous two installments we have seen that certified organic (CO) foods are cultivated with the use of pesticides in a similar manner to conventional foods. As a result, the myth that CO foods are pesticide-free... Read more

Understanding ‘exercise-induced asthma’ in kids

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 4:00 AM
Although this winter has been relatively mild so far, at least on the East Coast, cold weather is inevitably going to come. When it does, how will this affect your ability to exercise? Does exercising in cold weather pose difficulties for you? Does it cause you to have wheezing, or cough, or shortness... Read more
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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. 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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