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Archive: March, 2013

Whooping cough Q&A: What do I need to know?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:38 AM
Whooping cough is making a comeback. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 41,000 cases last year in the United States, the highest level in decades. One reason for these numbers could be that immunity from the vaccine diminishes each year after the fifth dose is given to children... Read more

No codeine for pain relief after the removal of tonsils, adenoids

Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:56 AM
Codeine shouldn’t be given to a child for pain relief after the removal of tonsils or adenoids because the medication could cause death, according to the the Food and Drug Administration. Children have these surgeries when frequent infections of the tonsils and/or adenoids cause breathing... Read more

Want to boost up your breakfast?

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:51 AM
Want to boost up your breakfast? Add some chopped almonds to yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies for a boost in protein, vitamin E, and heart healthy fat. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips for healthy eating. Follow... Read more

Check for active ingredients on your child's medications

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:49 AM
With allergy season right around the corner, a child could easily be taking multiple medications for allergies, and a cold or cough. Parents need to check for a medication’s active ingredient because a child could experience a reaction if those medicines have the same active ingredient,... Read more

Decreasing your family's fat intake

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:01 AM
Make a big impact on your family’s fat intake by moving towards 1% or skim milk. You’ll keep all of the benefits of the protein and vitamins, but lose the saturated fat. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top... Read more

Does your child have oral allergy syndrome?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:55 AM
Has your child ever told you that certain foods cause tingling and itching in and around the mouth and the back of the throat? Does this occur within minutes of eating the food? If your child also has seasonal allergies, it’s likely that this reaction is oral allergy syndrome. These symptoms... Read more

SJ teen raising awareness about chronic migraines

Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:06 AM
If you were to meet Audrey Morgan, you’d find a very upbeat and engaging 16-year-old. The junior at Camden Catholic High School is an avid hang glider, starting to plan for college, and raises money for The Gentle Barn, a sanctuary for abused animals. What Morgan also wants you to know... Read more

Looking to reduce your salt intake?

Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:48 AM
Looking to reduce your salt intake? Look at the Nutrition Facts label and compare the number of Calories to the amount of Sodium. If the sodium is less than the calories, it’s usually a safe pick. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will... Read more

What is the #1 source of excess calories in teenage diets?

Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:32 AM
Sugar sweetened beverages are the No. 1 source of excess calories in teenage diets. Keep flavored seltzers and waters in your fridge to cut the calories but keep the flavor. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips for... Read more

Talking to your teens about STDs

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 AM
Adolescents have sex, whether parents want to face it or not. Teens need to know that one serious consequence of having sex is acquiring sexually transmitted diseases. To make matters worse, some STDs aren’t easily treatable anymore. Condoms help prevent STDs, but they are often not used (especially... 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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