Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The top 3 critical errors teen drivers make

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Your teen may have recently passed her driver’s license test, but that doesn’t mean she has the critical driving skills needed to safely hit the open road. A teen’s greatest risk of crashing is highest immediately after leaving the DMV newly licensed and remains high for the next... Read more

5 tips to keep your summer healthy

Monday, June 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lisa Tucciarone, NP, a Nurse Practitioner for Aria Health FastCare. Although the summer weather invites family trips to the pool, weekend getaways and backyard barbeques, it can also bring on some pesky, minor and serious health hazards that may keep you from enjoying your... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Spinach and feta quinoa cakes with yogurt sauce

Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
For those looking to sneak in some nutrition, these delicious cakes contain quinoa and finely chopped spinach. I made them earlier this week and it was approved by my two younger daughers, husband, and my sister. My oldest responded, "I don't think so" when I told her what we having for dinner. But... Read more

Sunscreen: Here’s what you should know

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer is officially here! It’s important to protect our skin now that we’re spending more time in the sun. Many of us turn to sunscreen, but do you know how it works and are there concerns about certain chemicals in it? Here are some questions that you may have about sunscreen: Why use... Read more

How poisonous are pesticides and weed killers?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Alexis Gross, PharmD Candidate, and Poison Information Provider at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Pesticides and weed killers are popular this time of year to maintain lawns and landscaping. But how safe are children and pets... Read more

Chlamydia: A pop quiz for parents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, I heard about a chlamydia scare in a Texas High School. It got me thinking...parents should be teaching their children about chlamydia. It got me thinking a little bit more…parents should know at least a little about chlamydia before teaching their children. Then it got me thinking... Read more

Do you know about the dangers of ‘dabbing’?

Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
A more harmful way of preparing marijuana known as “dabbing” appears to be quickly spreading among users, according to an opinion article released online today from Pediatrics. Dabbing is the inhalation of concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the primary intoxicant in marijuana... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Very veggie pasta salad

Friday, June 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
We are turning to minimal to no-cook dishes for dinner as the summer heats up. This pasta salad is a filling side dish for any weekend barbeque. The crunch of raw veggies and the herbs in the dressing give the salad fresh, light flavor perfect for a warm night. Serve alongside with a piece of grilled... Read more

Is there evidence behind medical marijuana?

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series on evidence-based medicine. I recently organized and moderated a “Hot Topic” symposium on marijuana’s effects on children and adolescents at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego. Whenever anyone hears... Read more

How can I teach my child to be more responsible?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Responsibility is about teaching your children to be accountable and follow through. To do this, you actually need to help your child become “response-able,” especially when thinking about responsibility from a brain-based perspective. You see, when children follow through with a commitment... 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.

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. 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
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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