Friday, October 24, 2014
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Anna Nguyen

Do you know the 5 Rs of early education?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:55 AM
If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s likely your pediatrician will ask during your child’s next well visit how much reading takes place at home. Why the emphasis on reading to your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics is making a big push for its members to encourage parents and... Read more

Toys R Us recalls toy toaster sets

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:59 AM
Toys R Us recalled about 36,000 toy toaster sets in the United States and Canada because the plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges and posing a choking hazard. The recall includes the Just Like Home brand toy toaster sets. The teal blue plastic... Read more

Trimfoot recalls First Impressions children's sneakers

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:21 AM
Trimfoot recalled about 5,300 First Impressions children's soft-soled sneakers because a small metal eyelet can detach from the inside of the sneaker, posing a choking hazard to infants. They shoes were sold excluslively at Macy's. The recalled shoes, meant for babies that are crawling or standing... Read more

Is your family prepared for a disaster?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 8:24 AM
Many of you (including myself) probably didn’t know that September is National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to remind us to prepare for emergencies and disasters. After the leftovers of hurricanes that have swept through and the... Read more

IKEA recalls GUNGGUNG children’s swing, falls reported

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:03 PM
IKEA recalled about 2,300 GUNGGUNG children’s swings in the United States and Canada because the suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury. The GUNGGUNG swing is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made... Read more

EV-D68 cases hit Philly, hospitals on alert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: Last week, regular blog contributor Stephen Aronoff, MD, told us more about enterovirus D68. Here’s an update on the spread of the virus from some of our area hospitals. With enterovirus D68 spreading to the East and Northeast, Philadelphia region hospitals are closely watching... Read more

App review: AAP’s Car Seat Check

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Buying a car seat for the first time or wondering if your child is ready for a booster? You can find out these answers by using the Car Seat Check app from HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ web site for parents. You can find the right car seat for your child based on age... Read more

Livie & Luca recalls children’s shoes

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:57 PM
Livie & Luca recalled about 5,600 of its “Carta” and “Cotton” children’s shoes because a metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining, potentially causing a cut. The company has received two reports of the metal thread coming... Read more

FGX International recalls 215k children’s sunglasses

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:51 PM
FGX International recalled about 215,000 children’s sunglasses because the surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in... Read more

What to watch: NOVA’s Vaccines – Calling the Shots, Sept 10

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
What do diseases like the mumps, measles, and whooping cough have in common? Once considered largely eradicated diseases in the United States, they’re now reemerging throughout our country and the world. What has this meant for us? Children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—... 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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
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., 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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