Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Ma po (crispy) tofu

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
This twist on a classic Chinese dish uses less sodium, but still is full of flavor. It's one of my 5-year-old's favorite dishes. Why do I brown the tofu? It gives the tofu a more crispy texture (and it's the only way I get my husband to eat it). I like to serve it with a side of edamame beans or steamed... Read more

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:09 AM
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache, to abdominal pain and even to behavioral problems in children. While many people, including many high-profile celebrities, bring compelling personal stories... Read more

Are parenting programs unwelcoming to dads?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
One in 4 children in the United States grows up in a single parent household. Of these, at least 80 percent are headed by single mothers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parenting programs, courses that seek to improve one’s parenting skills, are available on a variety of topics including:... Read more

Teaching 'stranger danger': Helpful or harmful?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of “stranger danger”, the rhyming phrase intended to warn children about how someone they don’t know might try to hurt them. Over the past few weeks, a viral video has made the rounds on social media. In it, a stranger easily walks away with young children at... Read more

May 30: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:38 AM
The Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk, benefiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center will take place at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on May 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc., runners and walkers... Read more

How parents can even benefit from sleepaway camps

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. As the weather heats up, it’s time for some parents and kids to begin the separation process known as summer camp. Many experts have examined how sleepaway... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Orange granite

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spring is here and summer is on the way. Although stopping at the ice cream or water ice shop for a treat is tempting, try making this easy refreshing dessert at home instead. Although this recipe is super sweet, it has only a fraction of the sugar that popular sweet treats contain. Orange Granite ... Read more

Tips for preventing common home injuries

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
I recently took care of 2 year-old twins who got into their dad's nicotine pills. They were left unsupervised in the living room for just a minute with the pill bottle on the coffee table. Their parents found them chewing on the pills, with pill fragments scattered around them. They took the remaining... Read more

IKEA recalls pressure-mounted safety gates

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
IKEA recalled about 75,000 PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates in the United States and Canada because the friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate doesn't always hold the gate in place, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping... Read more

Schylling recalls Police Press and Go toy vehicles

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:48 AM
Schylling recalled about 15,300 Police Press and Go toy vehicles because the hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. The company has received one report of the police hat detaching from the toy vehicles. No injuries have been reported. For 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. 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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