Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hazel Guinto-Ocampo

1 child every 8 minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error

Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:22 AM
Among children less than 6 years of age, one child every eight minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error, found a study in Pediatrics released online today. The study analyzed reports to the National Poison Data System from 2002 to 2012. During this time, Poison Control Centers in the... Read more

How much radiation is too much for my child?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Your toddler fell while running and struck his head on the tiled kitchen floor. He cried immediately and then took his usual nap. When he woke up an hour later, he seemed uncomfortable and vomited a few times. You are advised to bring your child to the Emergency Room after calling your primary physician... Read more

Preventing common medication dosage errors

Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:39 AM
Medication dosing mistakes for children are common when parents encounter various measurements terms used interchangeably by health care providers or on the bottle’s label, according to a study released online today from Pediatrics. Medication errors from a mix up of measurement terms –... Read more

Should I take my child to an urgent care center?

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:30 AM
I recently saw a 7-year-old girl who was referred by her pediatrician because of a wrist injury. Two days before, she fell off a swing onto her left forearm and complained of wrist pain. She was brought to an urgent care center where a physician obtained x-rays, which did not show a broken bone, so... Read more

Beware of laundry detergent pods

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Two-year-old Joey had been playing in the basement near the laundry room while his mom was cleaning up in the kitchen after dinner. About a half an hour later, he started throwing up while in the bath. His mom smelled laundry detergent in his vomit. Then she found an empty packet of an All laundry... Read more

What are common holiday injuries for kids?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:30 AM
Holidays are meant for sharing, spending time with family and friends, and celebrating traditions. Although injuries are not necessarily more common during the Christmas holidays, keeping our kids safe will keep the holidays festive and maximize our enjoyment. Studies focused on injuries during the... Read more

Beware of Magnetic Toys

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:47 AM
Magnetic toys are attractive to everyone. Parents want them for their kids because they’re science-related, encourage creativity, affordable, and can keep them occupied for hours. Kids want them because they are cool. These addictive toys can be used to construct endless shapes and patterns... Read more

No codeine for pain relief after the removal of tonsils, adenoids

Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:56 AM
Codeine shouldn’t be given to a child for pain relief after the removal of tonsils or adenoids because the medication could cause death, according to the the Food and Drug Administration. Children have these surgeries when frequent infections of the tonsils and/or adenoids cause breathing... Read more

What will happen during my child's ER visit?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:00 AM
We often dread taking our children to the emergency room. It can be a stressful experience for both the child and parent. In a two part series this week, Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D., chief of pediatric emergency services at Bryn Mawr Hospital, talks about how to make the visit to the ER run more smoothly... Read more

How can you prepare for a child's ER visit

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 6:00 AM
Taking your children to the emergency room can be a stressful experience. In a two part series this week, Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D., chief of pediatric emergency services at Bryn Mawr Hospital, offers tips on how to prepare for a visit to the ER. Tomorrow, she’ll go over what to expect in... Read more
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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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
Jeanette Trella 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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