Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tips

Why wearing a bulky winter coat in a car seat can be dangerous

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
While it hasn’t been terribly cold this winter (so far), my girls have gotten some use out of their puffy winter coats. With our chilly winter mornings, I’ve been putting them in their car seats with their coats, which led to me slightly loosen up their straps a little bit to make them... Read more

Tips for talking about race with your kids

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Roger Harrison, PhD, a pediatric psychologist with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He see patients in both the hospital and Nemours primary care settings. Among his special interests are conduct issues, ADHD and learning problems. The face of America is... Read more

What lessons can I teach my child during the holidays?

Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s holiday time again, a season ripe with opportunities to promote brain development and build independent skills in kids. What? I know, it seems a little extreme, but it’s true! The opportunities are endless. You could help build your child’s frontal lobe development by practicing... Read more

Help! My child doesn't want to give up the pacifier

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, a pediatric dentist in Morristown, Tennessee and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. A version of this article appeared on the AAPD website. Many parents are thankful for the invention of pacifiers that can help calm and soothe fussy... Read more

What resources can help me manage my child's asthma?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Director and Founder of The Community Asthma Prevention Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s easy to feel alone when your child has asthma. Long nights in the emergency room and seemingly uncontrollable symptoms can... Read more

How Drexel and the IBC Foundation are fighting childhood obesity

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest bloggers are Abby Duffine Gillman, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Healthy Futures Initiative Project Manager, and Stella Volpe, Ph.D. , Department of Nutrition Sciences, Professor and Chair at Drexel University, Principal Investigator of Healthy Futures. Imagine... Read more

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

What is the harm of overdiagnosis?

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
When I was an adolescent, I loved the cartoon Rocky and Bullwinkle. Along with the humor, it had a very adult satirical point of view. One villain, Boris Badenof, relieved his frustration by acting on his motto: “Do something to somebody quick!!” Unfortunately, doctors often subconsciously... Read more

Ask a nutritionist: How do I pick a juice box?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
For many kids, juice is a lunch or snack staple, and for others it’s a special treat. No matter what the situation is in in your house, it’s important to consider three things when selecting a juice box for your kids. 1. Portion Size: Generally, less is more when it comes to juice. Children... 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
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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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division 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
Jeanette Trella 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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