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Parents: Don't get desensitized to sex and violence in movies

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Movies these days show more sex and violence than ever. As a result, children are exposed to sex and violence at younger ages and in larger amounts. But what is more concerning is that parents may be part of the problem. Parents are becoming desensitized to sex and violence in movies, according to... Read more

Hazing: More common than you think

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
I must admit, hazing has me puzzled. I know what hazing is: it’s a humiliating or dangerous activity that is expected of a student who wants to belong to a group. I also know that recently three local high school sports teams — two in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey — have made... Read more

Why you should shop at tobacco-free stores

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Numbers talk. More importantly, numbers do not lie. The bad news is that the United States is still having poor numbers when it comes to smoking. It remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States killing about 480,000 Americans a year, according to the 2014 Surgeon... Read more

How can I help my child after a concussion?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Executive Director of Neuropsychology at Brain Behavior Bridge. “Play through the pain…get back in the game…” These... Read more

Is it bad for my toddler to use a tablet?

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a long stance of discouraging the use of electronic technology for children under 2 years of age. However, as technology advances, so does the need to update the recommendations for use of electronic media by toddlers. Recently, at the AAP’s national conference... Read more

Kids, food and pleasure: What do I need to know?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
I have a lot of great company in the world of professionals who encourage parents to speak with their kids about sex. Nonprofit organizations like Advocates for Youth offer support as does The American Academy of Pediatrics; even the US government recognizes the important role parents play in sexual... 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

Do you know the 5 Rs of early education?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:55 AM
If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s likely your pediatrician will ask during your child’s next well visit how much reading takes place at home. Why the emphasis on reading to your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics is making a big push for its members to encourage parents and... Read more

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
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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