Saturday, May 23, 2015

Flaura Winston

Teens getting their licenses after 18: What do I need to know?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
If your teenager is like many today (including one of mine), they may not be in a rush to drive. They pass their sixteen birthday, happily taking the bus or getting rides. Then they’re still without a license at 17. At 18 or older, they realize they need to drive to work and start the learning-to-drive... Read more

Bridging the social media gap between parents and teens

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
This past fall, Marysville, Wash. high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the cafeteria, shooting five of his classmates before taking his own life. Prior to this tragedy, Jaylen’s Twitter posts had reflected a picture of a teen who felt rejected, angry, suicidal, and desperate. In... Read more

Avoid the regret and buckle up

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recent crashes in the past couple of years involving cars-for-hire highlight the need to use seat belts and child safety seats on every trip, every time…in every seating position. One crash involved 60 Minutes news correspondent, Bob Simon, when his for-hire Lincoln Town Car crashed in downtown... Read more

Helping kids cope when a parent is injured

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although we still have much to discover about how families respond to injury and trauma, as a pediatrician and mother I know that members of the same family can have very different reactions when a parent is injured. Whether it’s a broken leg caused by a motor vehicle crash or a back injury from... Read more

'Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,' but encourage your girl babies to be engineers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
I was so excited to hear about the new action figures and toys that are on the market that appeal to the hidden engineer/inventor/scientist in our daughters. You have GoldieBlox, Superstruct Pinklets, pink Mega Bloks, Roominate, and there’s a robot- themed Lottie doll with a robot accessory! As... Read more

I think my child is being bullied. What can I do?

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a parent and a pediatrician, I worry about the widespread bullying in our schools and communities, on our playgrounds and buses, and the far-reaching repercussions on our children. If you aren’t thinking about this with your child, you are probably missing it. With school bullying rates estimated... Read more

Teaching safety from the car seat to driver seat

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents often wrestle with how to balance child safety and independence. On playgrounds, at schools, and in the office, they often ask me questions that start with, “At what age can I let my child go alone to…” or “My child wants to (fill in the blank) with his friends; is... 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

Philadelphia youth speak out about preventing violence and bullying

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
We are constantly reminded that today’s youth face an epidemic of bullying and violence. This sad state is true and universal--from the Midwest to the coasts, from urban to suburban neighborhoods. But, unbalanced negative portrayals breed despair and pessimism. Negative images, movies, and music... Read more

How do I find credible health info online?

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Where do you go for medical advice and support in caring for your child? You are increasingly going digital, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. Seven in 10 people like you looked online for health information last year and found this information through search engines like Bing and Google. This... 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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