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Anna Nguyen

Common childhood tooth injuries – Be prepared!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the arrival of warmer weather, kids are heading outside to neighborhood parks, sports fields, or simply their backyards to play. With the increase of outdoor activities comes the risk of minor injuries. In fact, about 50 percent of kids will experience some type of tooth injury during childhood... Read more

App review: CDC's Healthy Swimming

Monday, May 5, 2014, 9:58 AM
Before any member of your family hits the water this year - whether it's the pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, water park, ocean, lake, river - It's best to take a look at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Swimming app. This comprehesive app covers ways to prevent recreational water... Read more

IKEA expands recall of children’s wall-mounted lamps

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:40 AM
IKEA is expanding its recall of children’s wall-mounted lamps because children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamp, posing a strangulation hazard. The recall now involves 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 million in Canada, 30.2 million worldwide. This reannouncement... Read more

Summer Infant recalls 800,000 rechargeable batteries in video monitor

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:57 AM
Summer Infant expanded a recall to replace 800,000 rechargeable batteries in its video monitors. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 58,800 batteries were also recalled in February 2011. The recall involves rechargeable batteries... Read more

E-cigarette Q&A: Keeping kids safe from liquid nicotine

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6:00 AM
With e-cigarettes becoming more popular, the number of calls of exposure to e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine to poison control centers have significantly grown, according to a CDC study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report earlier this month. The number of calls rose from one... Read more

Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child safety seat buckles

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:04 PM
Evenflo voluntarily recalled more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk that children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The recall includes buckles used in a number of children's convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. Not all seats... Read more

PCCY’s Give Kids Sight Day: Free eye exams and glasses for uninsured children

Monday, April 7, 2014, 9:51 AM
Uninsured children can receive free eye exams and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday, April 12 in Philadelphia. All children, 18 and under, will be examined on a first come, first served basis from 8:30 am to 2:00pm. No insurance or appointments are necessary... Read more

App review: CHOP's Vaccines on the Go: What you should know

Monday, March 31, 2014, 9:30 AM
Looking for a resource that has all you need to know about vaccines from a trusted source? The Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know app from The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a breadth of information on vaccines in an easy navigable format. The app... Read more

Wal-Mart recalls 174,000 dolls due to burn hazard

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3:14 PM
Wal-Mart recalled about 174,000 My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care baby dolls in the United State sand Canada because they have a circuit board in the chest, which can overheat. This can cause the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to a child. The 16 inch doll comes in pink... Read more

Ganz recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:54 AM
Ganz recalled about 8,200 of its Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys because the stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall includes an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The company... 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 Jefferson Medical College
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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