Saturday, May 30, 2015

Surprise! Children may learn more from the unexpected

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Purple Elephants! If that statement was not what you expected, your brain likely triggered a chemical response that encouraged you to discover how elephants could be purple. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University found that children as young as 11 months will attempt to explore the methods of... Read more

Chores: To pay or not to pay?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s obvious that doing chores pays off in big benefits for the family and the child, but does that mean parents shouldn’t pay children for the work they do? Not surprisingly, a survey conducted by Time for Kids showed that 75 percent of the children polled thought they should get paid.... Read more

What nutrient can help control a child's blood pressure?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
If I asked you to name the most important nutrient for controlling your child’s blood pressure, what would you guess? Sodium? A vitamin? Surprising to many, potassium has recently made the news in the medical community as potentially more important than sodium for blood pressure control. But... Read more

How often do concussions occur in football for kids and young adults?

Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:00 AM
In any one high school football season of 10 games, assuming 40 athletes participated; four players will have a concussion. Concussions in football occur frequently, but when do they usually happen? A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games, but most concussions at the... Read more

IKEA expands recall of crib mattresses

Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:43 AM
IKEA has recalled about 131,000 SULTAN crib mattresses in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada because the crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. This is an expansion of a previous... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Rice pudding with strawberries

Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here is an old family favorite recipe with a modern, healthy twist. Fresh sliced strawberries top this treat for a sweet bite, and the combination of fruit and brown rice make this dish a good source of fiber. Rice Pudding with Strawberries Ingredients: - 1 cup long-grain brown rice -... Read more

K2 or Spice: Drug experimentation gone wrong

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:45 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Jane Miloradovich, PharmD, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist from the Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with over 25 years of experience. Three state health departments have recently issued warnings about a rise in... Read more

Moms: Are you in a 'busy trap'?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. Ask any mother, “How are you?” and you’ll be met with the answer of “busy” or “crazy busy". Usually, there’s... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity in primary care. Our friends in the North are not alone in this problem. Currently, one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are classified as... Read more

Good news for little teeth

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, who is in private practice in Morristown, Tennessee. He is the president of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has been a member for 25 years. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry, and received... 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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