Friday, November 27, 2015

Talking to kids about gender

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. It used to be so easy, people complain – there were two genders -- male and female. And now we have to understand transgender, gender queer, and gender fluidity – and to make it worse – we have to explain it to our kids! Thanks, Caitlyn... Read more

Oct 24: Free eye exams/glasses for uninsured kids at PCCY event

Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:51 AM
Today’s guest blogger is ​Colleen McCauley, Health Policy Director at Public Citizens for Children and Youth. PCCY is a research, advocacy and direct service non-profit organization working on behalf of children across southeast Pennsylvania. My’Kee Fisher couldn’t see. He couldn’t... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Oat pancakes

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:00 AM
Try this delicious, heart healthy pancake recipe. Whipping of a batch of these high fiber, high protein pancakes is quick and easy. Enjoy with a variety of toppings! Oat Pancakes Ingredients: - 1/2 cup quick oats - 1/2 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 cup egg whites - 1 teaspoon... Read more

Organic foods: Are they actually pesticide-free?

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on organic produce. It is almost a given for many parents that “Certified Organic (CO)” means healthier food. Ask the average American consumer what makes CO foods healthier and the answer is often that they are pesticide-free. Some parents... Read more

Is your child ready for a cell phone?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
There’s no way around it. Sooner or later, most parents will confront the issue of whether or not to let their child have a cell phone, and if so, when? The good news is there’s lots of expert advice available. The not so good news is that none of it provides “the” answer.... Read more

Do you know the best practice for car and booster seats for older children?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
A recent study from the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Trauma Program strikes a chord with me that parents need reminders on child passenger safety throughout their child’s life. As a new parent, you were inundated with tips about how to keep your child safe. As a result, you may... Read more

Salmonella outbreaks: What do I need to know?

Monday, October 12, 2015, 8:40 AM
A recent article in the Washington Post reported that four people died and 732 people were sick following the ingestion of cucumbers carrying salmonella bacteria. More than half of the people sickened by the salmonella were children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Black bean quinoa burger

Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:48 AM
I'm not usually a sneaky chef, but I tricked my husband into eating mushrooms with this recipe. He was fine with the burger until I revealed I had pureed mushrooms into it. So for him it wasn't a taste issue with the mushrooms...he said that didn't like the fact that "it's a fungus." (This is the kind... Read more

The problem with Bush's 'stuff happens' comment

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Helen Loeb, PhD, a research engineer in Philadelphia, with a doctorate in robotics from the Université de Bordeaux and a Masters in avionics from the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. I was profoundly distressed to hear how flippantly... Read more

Can anxiety disorders be prevented in children?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
When parents have an anxiety disorder, it places their children at a greatly increased risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Probably because anxious parents model anxious behaviors to their kids. That’s the bad news for all you worried parents out there – ironically giving you one more... 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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