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Tips for traveling safely with kids at hotels and resorts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
A version of this article first appeared in the Centre Daily Times. The long awaited vacation is almost here; you've spent months researching, planning and saving and can't wait to have some much needed and well-deserved down time with your family. A few minutes spent planning for safety can improve... Read more

How can I teach self-control to my child?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
New York City’s now infamous "big soda ban" was recently rejected by that city’s highest court. The ban would have limited the amount of soda that a consumer could purchase in one container--outlawing those gallon-size containers with a straw. The push to limit the size of these containers... Read more

Preventing common medication dosage errors

Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:39 AM
Medication dosing mistakes for children are common when parents encounter various measurements terms used interchangeably by health care providers or on the bottle’s label, according to a study released online today from Pediatrics. Medication errors from a mix up of measurement terms –... Read more

Drowning can happen to anyone

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
He was a good swimmer. Even so, the Pennsylvania teenager drowned while snorkeling with classmates on a beach in Grenada. Tragedies like this are all too common. In 2011, an estimated 359,000 people died worldwide from drowning, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all deaths. Drowning, defined by... Read more

Flying with kids: Don’t forget the camera...and car seat

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the summer in full swing, many families are looking forward to their vacations. If you’re planning on traveling by car, you know to use the correct child restraint on every ride. But if you’ll be traveling by airplane with young children, you may be wondering-- do I need to bring my... Read more

Resources to help keep kids safe online

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Yesterday, regular blog contributor Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, discussed how parents and caregivers can stay on top of their child’s online activities. Here are some additional resources to help kids stay safe online. - Common Sense Media has videos and information on topics such as... Read more

Your child's online life: What do you know about it?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents have both a right and the responsibility to be totally aware of their child's online life, and the earlier you make that clear to your child, the easier it will be to enforce. A 2010 Pew Research study revealed that “the bulk of kids…are getting cell phones at ages 12 and 13 –... Read more

App review: CDC’s Heads Up

Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:16 AM
Need a primer on how to spot the signs of a concussion for your child? The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's Heads Up app will help you learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and what to do if you think a child has a concussion or other serious brain injury. This is crucial information... Read more

Kids and volunteering: Good for others, good for them

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
Ask most parents what they wish for their children, and the answer usually is, “health and happiness”. Then it seems we spend the rest of our lives doing all we can to ensure our wishes come true. Keeping them healthy is pretty clear cut. Making sure they have all their medical and dental... Read more

Tips for enjoying farmer's markets with kids

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, Pa. with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. A version of this blog originally appeared on Kids... 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 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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