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Is there an unlocked gun where my child is going to play?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Guest blogging along with regular contributor Mario Cruz, MD, is Emmanuelle Topiol, MD a pediatric resident at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Imagine this: You are sending your 8-year-old child to his friend’s house for the first time. To make sure that he is safe, you ask his... Read more

Why toddlers don't need ADHD medication

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:51 AM
At least 10,000 toddlers in the United States are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when they shouldn’t be receiving this type of treatment, according to data presented last month by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Susan Visser, DrPH... Read more

Understanding ‘good’ and ‘bad’ germs

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Doctors can confuse the heck out of the public. For instance, both of these statements are true: 1) The most important thing doctors can do to protect their patients from acquiring disease in hospital or medical office is to wash their hands before and after seeing each patient 2) People use too... Read more

Health officials: Pregnant women and children should eat more fish

Monday, June 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection released new recommendations last week on the MINIMAL amount of fish in the diet for children and pregnant women. The new guidelines follow a FDA analysis of seafood consumption data from over 1,000 pregnant women in the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Berry-delicious breakfast toast

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking for a new breakfast favorite? Give this twist on toast a try. Berry-Delicious Breakfast Toast Ingredients - 1 slice of wheat bread, toasted - ½ cup sliced strawberries - ¼ cup fat free ricotta cheese - Cinnamon to taste - A drizzle of honey (no more... Read more

Take a summer reading challenge!

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is a great time to head outside to play, but kids also need some downtime, too. What better way than to have them curl up with a book? Studies indicate that students who read six or more books over their school vacation can prevent summer “brain drain” and even make gains in their... Read more

Should I be concerned about the measles?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the United States currently has the most measles cases in 20 years and the most since homegrown outbreaks were eliminated in 2000. As of May 23, the confirmed case count for 2014 was 288 and growing for 2014, according to the CDC... Read more

The 'pill' isn’t only for birth control

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Maybe you remember this conversation on the TV show, “The Big Bang Theory,” when Sheldon and Penny are in the Emergency Room. Sheldon (filling out the medical form): “When was your last menstrual period?” Penny: “Oh! Next question!” Sheldon: “I'll put... Read more

Testing kids and teens for drug abuse: What do I need to know?

Monday, June 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Drug testing can be a helpful tool in determining substance use or mental health disorders in adolescents. To help pediatricians determine whether and when drug testing may be useful and how to best use this procedure when it appears necessary, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Strawberry patch spinach salad

Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Strawberries and spinach are in season! Take advantage of fresh produce with this tasty and refreshing salad. This salad is nutrient dense, providing vitamin A, C and iron. Spinach and strawberries are the perfect match and never tasted so good together. Give it a try! Strawberry Patch Spinach Salad Ingredients: ... Read more
About this blog
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
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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