Friday, October 9, 2015

How to embrace the Philly bike and pedestrian movement with safety

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:23 AM
During my two decades of practice in Philadelphia, I have been happy to see parents pay increased attention to protecting their “precious cargo” in their cars – their children. Sadly, however, the same diligence is missing when children are on their own – walking or biking.... Read more

HPV vaccine: Why is it important?

Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:00 AM
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen in the United States. About 79 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In susceptible individuals, the initial infection produces a wart-like... Read more

The James Trading Group recalls kids sports hoodie

Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:35 PM
The James Trading Group recalled about 1,200 kids sports hoodie because the sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing... Read more

Sleeping Partners recalls Tadpoles Baby/Kids brand Moses baskets and stands

Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:22 PM
Sleeping Partners recalled about 5,500 baskets and 800 stands of its Tadpoles Baby and Kids brand Moses baskets and stands because he Moses basket fails to meet the federal hand held infant carrier standard and the stand fails to meet the bassinet/cradle standard. The basket can slide off an inclined... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Cucumber yogurt dip

Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
This creamy dip pairs well with many meal and snack ideas! Serve with baked falafel and salad as a quick dinner, or serve alongside carrots and celery for a tasty after school snack! Using Greek yogurt as a base (instead of sour cream or mayonnaise) increases the protein content and keeps saturated... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

Parents: Tips for managing the craziness of the teen years

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michael Bradley, Ed.D., aka Dr. Mike, is beloved by millions of parents across the country for writing; Yes Your Teen is Crazy! And it’s not just the kids who lose it sometimes; which is why he also wrote, Yes Your Parents are Crazy! The real question parents are asking is: What can they do... Read more

TLC’s Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the more than quarter century that I’ve worked in child sexual abuse, I’ve seen attention to the issue come and go. I witnessed the first stirrings that lead to a national attention in the 1970’s as the rape crisis movement intersected with the development of child protection... Read more

Get your child's brain ready for school!

Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series on brain health. The new school year is now upon us. Time to return to days filled with more structure, less time with the family, and a lot of running around from school to activities and back. The weather will soon become cooler, days will... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fajita turkey burger with guacamole

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Give your turkey burger a Mexican twist with this easy recipe! You can make it healthier by using lean ground turkey. The original recipe calls for sauteing the bell peppers and onions, but they still turn out well if you skip this step. I like to top my burger with guacamole, salsa, and a dallop of... 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. 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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