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Best family biking trails in the Philadelphia region

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 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. A version of this blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors... Read more

Free fitness classes from Philly Play Summer Challenge

Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:48 AM
Are your kids in a summer rut? Give the Philly Play Summer Challenge a try! It’s a free six-week program for children ages 6 to 13 years old that will help build confidence and skills to be physically active for an hour each day at local recreation centers throughout the city The program began... Read more

The area's coolest camps for healthy kids

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
With summer approaching quickly, are you trying to figure out how to keep your kids busy? It’s not too late to sign them up for a camp. Whatever your child’s interest, there’s probably a camp out there to help them explore it. The following is sampling of camps in the Greater Philadelphia... Read more

June 14: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:41 AM
Come raise awareness about amplified pain syndromes in children by participating in the Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk next month, which will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center. Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc.... Read more

Should a child return to sports after an ACL injury?

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Robert Marx, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. One of the most common knee injuries in young people is a torn ligament, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Young athletes... Read more

What can I do if my child is teased during physical activity?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
For many of us, teasing by children while participating in physical activity may not seem like a big deal. Most of us have memories of being teased in gym class because of the way we ran, missed a catch, or being unable to climb the rope. Perhaps you were the last one picked for a team or didn’t... Read more

Cold-weather and exercise: A double whammy for some kids

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your child get tired easily during or after exercise, or coughs after coming inside from being active outdoors? It could be exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) or exercise-induced asthma, a condition in which people experience constriction of the airway when they exercise, producing symptoms such... Read more

How inactivity is really hurting our children

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Only about one-quarter of American teens aged 12–15 years engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, according to recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The findings from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination... Read more

Should you buy video games for Christmas presents?

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
Lots of children are asking for video games this Christmas, and parents are faced with question of whether or not to buy them. Will I have to fight with my children to get them to stop playing? Are they going be sitting on the couch with a controller in their hands, and eyes fixed on the TV screen... Read more

What kind of physical activity does a toddler need?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:00 AM
It seems like 2-years-olds are always on the move. A typical day for a toddler might involve running around the house as your chasing him, wearing himself out at the playground, and racing around on a ride on toy. But is this enough physical activity? What kind of exercise does a toddler need? The... 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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