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Preventative Care - ”Sick Days”

How to keep your food (and family) safer

Friday, January 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
For many of us, we’ve only heard about food-borne illness in the news. You may have then checked your jar of peanut butter to make sure it wasn’t recalled and moved on with your day. However, for some, the repercussions of buying the wrong vegetable or cut of meat can literally mean life... Read more

Antibiotics aren't a magic cure all

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 5:00 AM
Parents expect almost miraculous cures when they take their sick child to the doctor. Why? The introduction of penicillin, the first really effective antibiotic 70 years ago, was a wonder drug that worked overnight. Soldiers would be dying of pneumonia or a horribly infected leg. They would recover... Read more

Financial management during a child’s health care issues

Friday, January 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger Peggy Dolan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, an Ambler, PA-based nonprofit that advocates on behalf of and provides financial assistance to families whose children are seriously ill, physically and cognitively challenged, or severely... Read more

What you need to know about immunizing your child

Friday, December 21, 2012, 12:00 PM
Protecting our children: it’s on all of our minds right now, especially, and it will always be. That is why I decided to write my final blog for 2012 on one area in medicine where we can really provide protection: vaccination against disease. In fact, vaccination is one of the greatest gifts... Read more

Deadly Sleep Positioners

Monday, November 26, 2012, 3:20 PM
By Sari Harrar Infant sleep positioners (ISPs) promise to reduce risk for sudden infant death, prevent “flat heads” in babies who would otherwise sleep on their backs, and “keep baby safer and cooler.” But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says these devices... Read more

1 in 6: Your Risk for Food Poisoning

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 1:08 PM
Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that it’s time to thaw a turkey? Ready or not, it’s time for everyone’s favorite food-filled holiday. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to share some time with those special to us and over a beautiful meal. But if yours is anything... Read more

Home fix dislodges objects stuck in a kid’s nose

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11:19 AM
Beads. Rocks. Cheerios. Toys. Tissues. Curious little kids shove all sorts of objects up their nose -- and really thorough children cram stuff up both nostrils. If there’s pain, bleeding or a yucky discharge from the nose in question, call the doctor right away. If you think the objects moved... Read more

Drowsy driving creates danger for teens

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. At age 23, Herb Brooks was the last player cut from the 1960 American Olympic hockey team, which went on to win the gold medal. Twenty years later, however, Brooks organized and coached a rag-tag group of college students into the American team for the 1980 Olympics... Read more

New concerns about teen obesity

Monday, September 24, 2012, 1:07 PM
by Rima Himelstein, M.D. What forces are adding to the obesity epidemic in teens? Here are key ones: - Fast food: 80 percent of teens underestimated the calories in their fast-food meals; they guessed 800 calories when the calorie count was really almost double that: 1,500. - Screen time:... Read more

Does salt matter for kids?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 1:56 PM
Is it time to hand kids the salt shaker, order movie popcorn with a side of sodium and stop worrying about the 1,230-1,420 milligrams of sodium currently allowed in school lunches by the USDA (as much as a Big Mac and fries)? Maybe that’s extreme, but The Great Salt Debate flared up anew this... 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
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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