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New report: Pediatric heart surgery outcome data from 5 area hospitals

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Ryan R. Davies, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Last week, a first-of-its-kind report issued by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council... Read more

Are guns in the home keeping your children safe?

Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:21 PM
Do you think guns in the home make your children safer? It’s usually not the case. Last January, high school student Anthony Krueger locked himself in his room and shot himself under the chin twice after his mother called the police about his drug use. Stories like this highlight that one of... Read more

The Affordable Care Act and families: What do I need to know?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 9:37 AM
Whether you’ll be signing up for health insurance through the marketplace or your employer, there are things that families should know when it comes to health insurance and preventative services for children under the Affordable Care Act. The American Academy of Pediatrics put together a useful... Read more

Financial management during a child’s health care issues

Friday, January 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger Peggy Dolan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, an Ambler, PA-based nonprofit that advocates on behalf of and provides financial assistance to families whose children are seriously ill, physically and cognitively challenged, or severely... Read more

Circumcision debate: What would you do?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 4:42 PM
If you’re the expectant parent of a baby boy, you face an age-old question that’s now a roiling, 21st-century controversy: Will your son be circumcised? Or, as the Journal of Men’s Health put it, bluntly, in a 2010 survey of Canadian doctors on the subject: “To cut or not to... Read more

Locking away free baby formula

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10:16 AM
Twenty-seven New York City hospitals will soon lock up the baby formula in their maternity wards - the latest move to limit access to the free formula that breastfeeding advocates warn discourages new moms from nursing the natural way. According to a new Time magazine report, plenty of hospitals across... Read more

Binge drinking by teens is no party

Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:25 AM
by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Having two of my kids headed to college this fall, I would be alarmed if their schools were on The Princeton Review’s annual list of the “best party schools”. That being said, college drinking happens everywhere, including schools that did not make the list... Read more

Are ALL dental fillings dangerous?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 4:26 PM
by Sari Harrar If you’ve said yes to higher-priced “white” fillings when it’s time to fix cavities in your kids’ teeth— because they look better or get around lingering worries about mercury in silver-colored fillings — here’s news: A new study says... Read more

Resting the brain after a concussion

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 4:43 PM
Pennsylvania’s brand-new Safety in Youth Sports Act aims to help adults respond better to sports-related head injuries in middle school and high school athletes – so that a kid’s brain can fully recover. As Inquirer writer Kathy Boccella noted in this story on Monday, the law is... Read more

What the Supreme Court's decision means for kids

Friday, June 29, 2012, 3:27 PM
Children’s health advocates breathed a big sigh of relief and indulged in some cautious celebration over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act today. Big wins for kids, teens and young adults include: - Insurance for young adults. Keeping kids on a parent’s... Read more
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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. 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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