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What teens need to know about social media and the law

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Reid Sagehorn, a high school senior, was suspended and threatened with expulsion from Rogers High School in Minnesota in late January. The reason? His two-word tweet response posted on the Rogers Confessions website to the question, “Did he ever make out” with a 28-year-old teacher at the... Read more

Resources to help keep kids safe online

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Yesterday, regular blog contributor Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, discussed how parents and caregivers can stay on top of their child’s online activities. Here are some additional resources to help kids stay safe online. - Common Sense Media has videos and information on topics such as... Read more

Your child's online life: What do you know about it?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents have both a right and the responsibility to be totally aware of their child's online life, and the earlier you make that clear to your child, the easier it will be to enforce. A 2010 Pew Research study revealed that “the bulk of kids…are getting cell phones at ages 12 and 13 –... Read more

The benefits of reading to your child from birth

Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
My second child was a “colicky” baby and my poor, sleep deprived wife did not want our child to cry. Luckily, we found that Ariel would stop crying if she being held along with some walking and talking. So we started taking turns doing this while the other parent slept. I am not much... Read more

App review: CDC’s Heads Up

Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:16 AM
Need a primer on how to spot the signs of a concussion for your child? The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Heads Up app will help you learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and what to do if you think a child has a concussion or other serious brain injury. This is crucial information... Read more

Is there an unlocked gun where my child is going to play?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Guest blogging along with regular contributor Mario Cruz, MD, is Emmanuelle Topiol, MD a pediatric resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Imagine this: You are sending your 8-year-old child to his friend’s house for the first time. To make sure that he is safe, you ask his... Read more

Understanding ‘good’ and ‘bad’ germs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Doctors can confuse the heck out of the public. For instance, both of these statements are true: 1) The most important thing doctors can do to protect their patients from acquiring disease in hospital or medical office is to wash their hands before and after seeing each patient 2) People use too... Read more

Testing kids and teens for drug abuse: What do I need to know?

Monday, June 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Drug testing can be a helpful tool in determining substance use or mental health disorders in adolescents. To help pediatricians determine whether and when drug testing may be useful and how to best use this procedure when it appears necessary, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an... Read more

Kids and volunteering: Good for others, good for them

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
Ask most parents what they wish for their children, and the answer usually is, “health and happiness”. Then it seems we spend the rest of our lives doing all we can to ensure our wishes come true. Keeping them healthy is pretty clear cut. Making sure they have all their medical and dental... Read more

Will hot weather mean 'hot' clothes for your kids?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Now that the weather in the Northeast has finally turned warm, parents need to understand the effect the heat can have on kids. Some children have been waiting all winter for an excuse to bare their skin in clothes that are more suitable for a dance club than school. Let the battles begin? Not necessarily... 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, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
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. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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