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Talk to your kids about e-cigarette ads

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:00 AM
Approximately 18.3 million U.S. middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014, found a study released last week from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarettes are battery –powered devices that can deliver nicotine... Read more

Your child’s next well visit may include depression, HIV screenings

Monday, December 7, 2015, 10:16 AM
When your mother said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, she had more insight into primary care medicine than you ever thought. Being prepared is key. One of the most beneficial things any parent can do is make sure their child has a yearly preventive health care visit. However, the next time you... Read more

What's the best treatment for head lice?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:01 AM
When school is back in session, lice infestations usually rise. There are 6 to 12 million cases of head lice infestation each year, according to the CDC. With these large numbers, it is no surprise that multiple treatment options exist. These treatments can range from over the counter treatments... Read more

What is 'pink eye' exactly?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Parents whose children were labeled with a diagnosis of “pink eye” were more likely to request antibiotics and believe that their children were more contagious than those that were told their children had an “eye infection,” found an interesting article that was recently published... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

How can I speed up the recovery after a bug bite?

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Insect bites and stings rise during this time of year, and can put a damper on our summertime fun. However, do not let this risk deter outside play. Luckily, most bites and stings will heal on their own. Below are a few steps that you can take to protect your children and ensure a speedy recovery... Read more

Swim safety tips: Preventing water-borne illnesses and injuries

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, many of us will head to the shore or a local pool to stay cool throughout the summer. Besides putting on sunscreen, it’s important to know preventative measures related to water-borne illnesses and injuries when we swim. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity in primary care. Our friends in the North are not alone in this problem. Currently, one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are classified as... Read more

How can osteopathic manipulation help my family?

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
There are new advances in medicine every day. They range from new discoveries in imaging, lab testing, and genetics. These advancements are amazing, but sometimes we forget what is literally at our fingertips. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) practice Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)... Read more

The importance of emotional and behavioral screening for your child

Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
You bring your son to the pediatrician’s office. Physically, you are fairly certain that he is fine, but you can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. His tantrums seem more intense than other children. He seems to keep to himself at the playground. He is unable to attend to a specific... 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
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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