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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

Can regular exercise lead to better test scores?

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all know that exercise generally benefits children, and another study to confirm this was recently published in Pediatrics. While this finding may yield a yawn (or even two) as you’re reading right now, this latest research is important and goes well beyond quantifying what most of us think... Read more

Altruism: Nature or nurture?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Why are some children kind to others and other children just plain mean? The root cause of altruism, and conversely selfishness or even evil, has been a debate since the beginning of human self-consciousness. The second story in the Bible is about Cain murdering his younger brother Abel out of jealousy... Read more

Why overindulging your kids can lead to lifelong harm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
When is enough - enough for you and your kids? Does it seem like you’re always getting them a new toy? Do you let them have their way too often? Knowing these answers will make all of your lives easier and your children’s futures happier and healthier. All too often, the most loving and... Read more

Sex education in school: What will your child learn?

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
You’ve seen the new text books, met you kids’ teachers, been lectured on the new Common Core standards, and probably have a sense of what your kids will be learning about math, science, history and literature this year. But here’s an equally important question to consider: What will... Read more

Get your teen to stop texting while driving!

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Cynthia Boyer, PhD, Executive Director of Bancroft NeuroRehab. She has more than 20 years of experience as a clinician and administrator in neuropsychology and brain injury rehabilitation. She has adjunct faculty appointments at Rowan University, Widener University, and... Read more

Get out of your kids' way...and let them play!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Meg Wise, Executive Director of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Have you been down the wooden slide at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse? Smith is a unique and beloved part of growing up in Philadelphia. The 6.5 acres of outdoor play space and 16,000 square... Read more

Lessons learned from a teen parent

Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
I have been practicing adolescent medicine for over 20 years. Some people say that that’s enough practice (doctor humor)! In reality, I am always a student and always learning from the best teachers: my patients. Here are some excerpts of a teen parent’s story in her own words (now over... Read more

Is it criminal to let your children be independent?

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
A South Carolina mother is arrested for letting her daughter play in the park near their home while she worked for minimum wage at a McDonald’s? While this was excessive for good child development and safety, most adults now feel that any independence in children is dangerous and even bad for... Read more

10 tips for parents to extract dental fears

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
You say your child is afraid of the dentist? How can this be? The dentist is BFF with tooth fairy! Which probably means the dentist is bros with Santa Claus, too! What’s not to like?! But if your child will not listen to reason, here are 10 tips that will help ease dental fears. These are... 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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