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Archive: April, 2013

Infant and Children’s Dungarees Recalled by J.P. Boden

Friday, April 19, 2013, 9:55 AM
J.P. Boden recalled about 1,900 Mini Boden Chunky Cord Dungarees that were sold in light brown and red in sizes 0-24 months and 2Y through 4Y. There are two snaps on each side of the overalls, side pockets and a center pocket with a sewn-in black and white tab label. No injuries have been reported... Read more

Tick season is here! What you need to know about prevention and removal

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:50 AM
Tick bite season is back! It is spring and warm, and children and adults are playing outside again. Ticks are also getting more active and they're looking for a good, hearty blood meal from us. They can be found in wooded areas, brushy fields, and around your home. When you find a tick on yourself... Read more

Small World Toys Recalls Spin-A-Mals Farm and Safari Puzzles

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:52 AM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 4,000 Ryan's Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari wooden puzzles meant for children over 12 months of age. The puzzles consist of a painted, rectangular board with pegs mounted to it and removable gear and animal-shaped pieces... Read more

Shaping girls’ body images in a positive way

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:55 AM
Dictionaries define “body image” as a subjective idea of one’s physical appearance based on self-observation and other people’s reactions. In other words, it’s what a person thinks of his or her own body. Nowadays, more than ever, many of our teens’ body images... Read more

Postpartum depression: the importance of getting help

Monday, April 15, 2013, 9:43 AM
Postpartum depression (PPD) is characterized by a full-blown episode of depression that occurs within four weeks of delivery. It is more serious and severe than the “baby blues,” the weepiness that lasts just three to seven days post-delivery. A recent study in the April issue of... Read more

NJ the best state to raise kids; Pa. 11th

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 9:40 AM
If you're looking for a great place to raise your kids, look no further than the good ol' Garden State. In a recent study by the Foundation for Child Development, New Jersey is the state with the highest level of child well-being. Pennsylvania was just shy of the top 10 coming in at 11th. The report... Read more

Take the “work” out of “workout” for your teen

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:50 AM
Say the word “exercise” to teens, and they are as likely to look for an escape route as if you asked them to do the dishes. They’ll probably say they’re “too tired,” not realizing that a burst of physical activity will give them a burst of energy. In fact, most nine-year-olds... Read more

Where can I get support when my child has a mental illness?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:55 AM
Today’s guest blogger Carol Caruso is a member on the National Alliance on Mental Illness board of directors and the executive director of NAMI PA Montgomery County. She talks more today how they help families who contact NAMI for help. Parents faced with a sudden change in their child’s... Read more

Less sleep, larger BMI increases for teens

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:50 AM
Adequate sleep might be an important key in maintaining a healthy weight for teens. Increasing the number of hours of sleep to 10 hours each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study published online Monday in Pediatrics. The study observed over 1,000 Philadelphia-area... Read more

Is the size of the plate making your child overweight?

Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:51 AM
You’ve probably heard of the term “portion distortion” in conjunction with massive restaurant size servings. A serving could provide the equivalent of three meals in one sitting. As portion sizes have slowly increased, plates sizes have also grown to accommodate them. Now, a... Read more
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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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