Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tips to keep your kids safe on the playground

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Most parents struggle with a common balancing act, trying to ensure that their children are safe while fostering a sense of adventure and freedom. Nowhere is this captured more perfectly than on the playground. Should you encourage your kids to climb on a new piece of equipment or barrel down the highest... Read more

Picky eating: Why it's not just a little problem

Monday, August 3, 2015, 8:53 AM
Picky eating is relatively common in young children, but that doesn’t make it harmless, conclude the authors of a study published online today in Pediatrics. “Eating problems among preschool-aged children are so pervasive that clinicians and researchers often treat them as developmentally... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Sweet and sour pork

Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Craving sweet and sour pork, but you want to cut down on the fat? This recipe doesn’t deep fry the pork and adds more veggies. The pork is tender and you get crunch instead from topping it with toasted almonds and green onions. From the original recipe, I doubled the sauce (I like a lot of sauce!)... Read more

Bexco recalls DaVinci brand cribs

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:16 PM
Bexco recalled about 11,700 DaVinci brand cribs in the United States and Canada because a metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall, or suffer lacerations from the... Read more

Stork Craft recalls crib mattresses, potential fire hazard

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 3:10 PM
Stork Craft recalled about 18,300 crib mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal mattress flammability standard for open flames, posing a fire hazard. The recall involves Stork Craft foam crib and crib/toddler mattresses with model numbers 06710-100 and 06710-200 and a date of manufacture... Read more

Kyber Outerwear recalls children’s sweaters

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:53 PM
Kyber Outerwear recalled about 3,100 children’s sweaters because they have a drawstring around the neck area that poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant... Read more

What a food allergy is and not

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Like other allergic diseases, the incidence of food allergies has dramatically increased over the past several decades. When I was growing up years ago, food allergies in school hardly seemed to exist. Fast forward to when my children went to school, and about a handful of students in the entire school... Read more

UPPAbaby recalls strollers and rumbleseats

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:42 AM
UPPAbaby recalled 79,000 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat in the United States and Canada because the bumper bar is a choking hazard if a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam covering. The company has received 22 reports of children biting off a piece of... Read more

Polaris recalls youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles due to fire hazard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 8:40 AM
Polaris recalled 4,300 youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicles because the fuel pump retaining ring can leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Model Year 2015 Polaris Youth RZR® 170 EFI recreational off-highway vehicles with model number R15YAV17AA/AF and VINs between RF3YAV170FT000076... Read more

How to prevent 5 common summertime injuries

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Nazareth Hospital. Every summer, families look forward to being outdoors, vacations and cookouts. When school’s out, children can enjoy the long days filled with fun and adventure. However, summer is rife with risk... 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
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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