Monday, November 30, 2015


How to take the stress out of holiday eating for kids with type 1 diabetes

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 11:27 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with diabetes, Turner syndrome and endocrine disorders. The holidays are here and that means spending time with family... Read more

5 simple, but important Thanksgiving food safety tips

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest bloggers are Nisha Parikh and Joseph Roselli, PharmD Candidates from the. University of the Sciences. November is finally here. It is time to clear your yard of scarecrows and carved pumpkins, and start thinking about your Thanksgiving plans! A time to reflect on what you are thankful... Read more

In a world with guns, sensible ways to keep kids safe

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Despite the controversies around guns, there is one thing I think we can agree on – no child should die from guns. While it might be hard to address many of the causes of gun violence, one thing every parent should take responsibility for is gun safety in the home, whether it is your home or... Read more

Is my child susceptible to diabetes?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:49 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Erin Caroulis, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE a Certified Diabetes Educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As an adult, your doctor may warn you about the risk of diabetes. But it is not just adults who are at risk – children may also be susceptible to diabetes... Read more

Ways to reduce ER visits for accidental medication overdoses by kids

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Blogging with Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D, Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is Blair Thornley, PharmD, CSPI, a pharmacist at the Poison Control Center at the Children's. It was estimated that 640,000 emergency department visits were made... 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

Building strong bones in the teen years for strong bones later

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Were you wondering why the skeleton didn’t dance at the Halloween party? The answer is quite sad really — he had no “body” to dance with. We wouldn’t be dancing either if we didn’t have 206 strong bones holding us up, working with our muscles to move, and protecting... Read more

Talking to kids about gender and transgender individuals

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I discussed how the topic gender fluidity has recently entered the spotlight from celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, and how professionals in human sexuality education and counseling have long held that a person’s sexuality is multi-dimensional. With this background, you’re... Read more

What are some ‘better’ sweets for my child's teeth?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Connie Killian, DMD, a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is in private practice in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Killian is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and is an attending... Read more

Healthy and fun Halloween ideas for your family

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Halloween is here…children everywhere are excited to dress up and be their best minion, princess, or Eagles player! Along with the parties, parades, and trick-or-treating, comes the mounds of candy your kids will probably pine over for the next two weeks. And hey, I am all for the fun of trick-or-treating... 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.

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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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