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Why more help is needed for depressed, postpartum parents

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 9:34 AM
The profound and sometimes deadly impact of postpartum depression on mothers, children and their families was recently highlighted in a short series in the New York Times. The articles attempted to shed some light on the mental illness in a constructive way following a string of sensational stories... Read more

Skip this type of sunscreen for now

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Many of us have gone through this before. It’s time to slather on sunscreen lotion - your child squirms and protests or bolts in opposite direction. While spray sunscreen can make this task easier, it’s best to stay away while health officials evaluate if they’re safe and effective... Read more

How can I teach self-control to my child?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
New York City’s now infamous "big soda ban" was recently rejected by that city’s highest court. The ban would have limited the amount of soda that a consumer could purchase in one container--outlawing those gallon-size containers with a straw. The push to limit the size of these containers... Read more

Preventing common medication dosage errors

Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:39 AM
Medication dosing mistakes for children are common when parents encounter various measurements terms used interchangeably by health care providers or on the bottle’s label, according to a study released online today from Pediatrics. Medication errors from a mix up of measurement terms –... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Dress it up! Twisted salad with dressings from scratch

Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s dinner time, and with the recent heat, turning on the oven is the last thing that you want to do at the end of the day. Beat the summer heat and serve your family a cool and healthy side with this seasonal salad. Strawberries add a pop of color, while spicy radishes give way to crunch. Finishing... Read more

5 kid-friendly food additions to boost nutrition

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
These days, I think we’ve all wary of the term “food additives.” But the following additions below will give your family’s diet a little healthy boost. From Chia to Cacao, there are a few things that you can use to add more nutrition to your family meals without messing with... Read more

ADHD medications and suicide risk: Is there a connection?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
There was no association found between medications commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and an increased risk of suicide attempts or completed suicides among adolescents and young adults, according to a recent well-designed study in the British Medical Journal. The... Read more

Drowning can happen to anyone

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
He was a good swimmer. Even so, the Pennsylvania teenager drowned while snorkeling with classmates on a beach in Grenada. Tragedies like this are all too common. In 2011, an estimated 359,000 people died worldwide from drowning, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all deaths. Drowning, defined by... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach salsa

Friday, July 4, 2014, 6:00 AM
Looking for an appetizer or marinade for your holiday barbeque? Give this peach salsa a try. Peach salsa Ingredients: - 4 ripe but firm peaches, peeled and pitted then diced - 1 tomato, diced - 2 tablespoons diced red onion - 1 jalapeño, diced (discard stems and seeds... Read more

Flying with kids: Don’t forget the camera...and car seat

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the summer in full swing, many families are looking forward to their vacations. If you’re planning on traveling by car, you know to use the correct child restraint on every ride. But if you’ll be traveling by airplane with young children, you may be wondering-- do I need to bring my... 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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