Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey is coming – are you ready?

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Love it or hate it, a movie glorifying some of the darker sides of sexual behaviors between consenting adults is coming to a theater near you. What’s near you is near your kids, so get ready to take advantage of this teachable moment. If you don’t know the theme of this best-selling trilogy... Read more

Common mistakes when using epinephrine autoinjectors

Monday, February 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Epinephrine is commonly prescribed for the treatment of anaphylaxis. For families of children with potentially serious allergies, using epinephrine autoinjectors, such as Epipen or Auvi-Q, in an emergency is not only safe and appropriate, but absolutely necessary. Delay in giving epinephrine during... Read more

Question medical over testing and over treatment of your children

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Working in the ER, I regularly get asked by worried parents to send more tests or to do more intervention on their child "just in case" and for their own peace of mind. When the requests are medically unnecessary, I do my best to dissuade parents. Most times, I am successful, but sometimes, parents'... Read more

CHOP’s Poison Control Center: Top 5 substances kids ingested in 2014

Monday, February 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Swartz, RN, BSN, CSPI, a certified poison information specialist at The Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. With the start of 2015, it means reflecting back on the Poison Control Center’s calls and overall performance... Read more

Do I need a 'smart nursery'?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Meghan Walls, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. I am a pediatric psychologist by trade. My other full time job is mom to two beautiful girls. I work with parents on positive sleep habits, setting routines, and helping their families... Read more

1 of 5 U.S. kids eats this food every day

Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:51 AM
On any given day, at least 20 percent of American children and adolescents eat this one food, according to a new study in Pediatrics. It’s usually eaten at lunch or dinner, but you can make a breakfast version. And its many variations include: deep dish, stuffed, and rolled. Can you guess what... Read more

Why should I find a 'dental home' for my child?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, a pediatric dentist in Morristown, Tennessee and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. As parents and caregivers resolve to develop new healthy habits for their families in 2015, finding a dental home – the home base for your child’s... Read more

Helping kids cope when a parent is injured

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although we still have much to discover about how families respond to injury and trauma, as a pediatrician and mother I know that members of the same family can have very different reactions when a parent is injured. Whether it’s a broken leg caused by a motor vehicle crash or a back injury from... Read more

Privacy? Yes! Secrets? No!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’ve just spent the holidays with a house full of company or crammed into an airport waiting area, privacy probably seemed like a distant fantasy. If you managed to surprise someone with the gift of their dreams, keeping secrets may seem like a great idea. There’s a time and place... Read more

Top holiday hazards from the Poison Control Center at CHOP

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Help, my two year old just ate a poinsettia petal.” Does this sound familiar? I am certain it does if you’re a busy mother with two toddler aged boys like me. And if life with kids wasn’t crazy enough before the fourth Thursday in November, it most certainly is after the... 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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