Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christopher C. Chang

Sunscreen: Here’s what you should know

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer is officially here! It’s important to protect our skin now that we’re spending more time in the sun. Many of us turn to sunscreen, but do you know how it works and are there concerns about certain chemicals in it? Here are some questions that you may have about sunscreen: Why use... Read more

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:09 AM
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache, to abdominal pain and even to behavioral problems in children. While many people, including many high-profile celebrities, bring compelling personal stories... Read more

Don't give your baby peanuts quite yet!

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:43 AM
Many of you may have had a double take when you read about a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the benefits of feeding infants peanuts in order to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy. It has been hailed as landmark study that will rapidly change the guidelines for food... Read more

Nickel allergies & Easter: Can eating chocolate containing nickel cause a skin rash?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Nickel is one of the most common causes of contact skin allergy, but can consumption of foods containing nickel actually cause a contact dermatitis to occur? And since nickel in foods is not in direct contact with the skin, what is the mechanism for this to occur? Nickel is ubiquitous in nature, and... Read more

What do we know about the recent rise in allergies?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the past few decades, researchers have struggled to answer the question, “Why has the incidence of allergic diseases increased so rapidly in developed countries?” This has led to various theories ranging from the “hygiene hypothesis” which was first proposed back in the... Read more

What’s the best way to prevent eczema?

Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
If your child continually experiences itchy, dry, red skin and small bumps on parts of the face or parts of the body – it could be atopic dermatitis, sometimes also known as eczema, a chronic skin condition that affects both children and adults. The word “atopic” describes the genetic... Read more

How common are nickel allergies?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Nickel allergy is one of the most common contact allergies next to poison ivy. There is a lot of nickel out there - in jewelry, belts, clothing, utensils, tools, keys, pots and pans, medical devices, topical products like eyeshadows and metallic powders, and even food. We often first notice a nickel... Read more

Preventing allergies: It’s more complex than you think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Roaches may protect baby from allergies, asthma” was one of the many local and national news headlines regarding a “new” study released earlier this month. It claimed that exposure by children to certain common bacteria, and allergens from cockroaches, mice, and cats might provide... Read more

Managing asthma: To app or not to app?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Self-management plays an important role in keeping asthma symptoms under control. To assist patients in keeping track of their asthma plan, medications and symptoms, several mobile asthma apps have been introduced into the market. Accessible, customizable, and inexpensive (or free), mobile apps present... Read more

Asthma rates for kids continues to grow

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
What incredible advances have taken place in world health during the past half century! From the mid-20th century on, discoveries like penicillin, steroids, and other drugs and vaccines have changed the trajectory of human health. Thanks to these advances, the average human life span has doubled from... 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. 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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