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Archive: February, 2012

The big deal about juice

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:32 PM
Growing up, my family always had orange juice in the refrigerator. Weekday breakfasts were a no brainer: oatmeal or an English muffin and orange juice. It was fast, easy, and pretty darn healthy. Never once did my parents stop and say, "Maybe the calorie content is too high and perhaps we should be... Read more

Keep 'em laughing

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 12:53 PM
Moving from “kid” to “teen” isn’t easy. Everything is changing – their bodies, minds, emotions, friendships – making life feel out of control at times. Now, research from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that laughter can help kids negotiate... Read more

HPV Vaccine for Young Men, Too

Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:41 PM
A few weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration changed their recommendation for the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine for teenage males from “approved” to “recommended.” Translation: This important vaccine, once recommended... Read more

Baseball season, video games and more

Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:56 PM
Three interesting articles from HealthDay you might want to take a look at: - 'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness looks at a study comparing physical activity among kids who were given physicaly demanding games for the Wii. - As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury... Read more

Talking with teens about tanning

Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:45 PM
Tanning bed use by teens is in the news again, as 18 states consider following California’s lead in restricting their use among those younger than 21. Back in January, the Inquirer took an in-depth look at how the incidence of malignant melanoma – a deadly skin cancer – has risen... Read more

Bath Salts: Dangerous Drugs in Disguise

Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:38 AM
Parent alert! With innocent-sounding names like Monkey Dust, Purple Rain, White Rush and Vanilla Sky, “bath salts” may sound like something you swirl into a tub of hot water. But these outlawed designer drugs pack a dangerous double punch similar cocaine plus methamphetamines, researchers... Read more

Kids' colds: When to see the doctor

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2:32 PM
Today we welcome another regular contributor to the Healthy Kids blog: Stephen C. Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A., Waldo E. Nelson Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Aronoff is a specialist in infectious diseases, and he gets started with one of the most common of all:... Read more

Pediatric CPR and you

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:19 PM
Early CPR can triple the survival rate of a child or an adult who has suffered from cardiac arrest. In this week's Healthy Kids Minute, Jared P. Caruso, chief of in-patient pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital, explains how and when it can save lives. And, maybe most important, a demonstration shows... Read more

Mom’s love has health benefits for kids

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 11:58 AM
A mother’s relationship with her baby, kid or teen has secret health super-powers, a string of new studies says. I’m not surprised - are you? Moms everywhere – and anyone who’s been fortunate enough to have one – already knew this! Still, it’s great when science... Read more

Cutting through the Tylenol confusion

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:38 PM
Today we have the first post from Gary A. Emmett, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, director of Hospital Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Emmett will be a regular contributor. Welcome, Dr. Emmett. Last week, McNeil Consumer Healthcare voluntarily recalled 574... 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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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