Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Drowning can happen to anyone

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
He was a good swimmer. Even so, the Pennsylvania teenager drowned while snorkeling with classmates on a beach in Grenada. Tragedies like this are all too common. In 2011, an estimated 359,000 people died worldwide from drowning, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all deaths. Drowning, defined by... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach salsa

Friday, July 4, 2014, 6:00 AM
Looking for an appetizer or marinade for your holiday barbeque? Give this peach salsa a try. Peach salsa Ingredients: - 4 ripe but firm peaches, peeled and pitted then diced - 1 tomato, diced - 2 tablespoons diced red onion - 1 jalapeño, diced (discard stems and seeds... Read more

Flying with kids: Don’t forget the camera...and car seat

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the summer in full swing, many families are looking forward to their vacations. If you’re planning on traveling by car, you know to use the correct child restraint on every ride. But if you’ll be traveling by airplane with young children, you may be wondering-- do I need to bring my... Read more

5 great playgrounds for kids in Philadelphia region

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 8:03 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, Pa. with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. Her blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors Philadelphia... Read more

Resources to help keep kids safe online

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Yesterday, regular blog contributor Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, discussed how parents and caregivers can stay on top of their child’s online activities. Here are some additional resources to help kids stay safe online. - Common Sense Media has videos and information on topics such as... Read more

Your child's online life: What do you know about it?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents have both a right and the responsibility to be totally aware of their child's online life, and the earlier you make that clear to your child, the easier it will be to enforce. A 2010 Pew Research study revealed that “the bulk of kids…are getting cell phones at ages 12 and 13 –... Read more

The benefits of reading to your child from birth

Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
My second child was a “colicky” baby and my poor, sleep deprived wife did not want our child to cry. Luckily, we found that Ariel would stop crying if she being held along with some walking and talking. So we started taking turns doing this while the other parent slept. I am not much... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Light ‘n fluffy stuffed strawberries

Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
Strawberries are certainly sweet enough as they are, but adding a few additional ingredients can take strawberries to another level. Try this sweet treat for your next special occasion instead of the usual cake, pie or cookie dessert that is often laden with fat and sugar. Light ‘n Fluffy Stuffed... Read more

Free summer meals available for kids in Philadelphia region

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
With school now out, thousands of children who receive free and reduced school breakfast and lunch are at risk of missing meals this summer. But free summer meal programs are out there to help kids stay healthy until school starts again. However, it appears not everyone is taking advantage of these... Read more

Preventing allergies: It’s more complex than you think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Roaches may protect baby from allergies, asthma” was one of the many local and national news headlines regarding a “new” study released earlier this month. It claimed that exposure by children to certain common bacteria, and allergens from cockroaches, mice, and cats might provide... 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 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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