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Archive: May, 2013

Teen depression often times accompanied by another mental or physical illness

Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is R. Rao Gogineni,M.D,, head of the division of child & adolescent psychiatry, at Cooper University Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Depression in adolescents has gotten needed attention from the scientific... Read more

Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Sweet Lambie Crib Bumpers

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:55 AM
This recall involves about 12,000 Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012. The cotton bumpers are padded and fit standard cribs. Lambs in grass and lambs with trees are embroidered on the interior and exterior of the bumpers. They were available in... Read more

H&M Reannounces Recall of Children's Water Bottles

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:01 AM
H&M reannounces a recall of 2,900 children's water bottles. About 200 bottles were sold after the first recall in September 2012. The water bottle's spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children. H&M has received one report of an incident in England of the water bottle spout breaking... Read more

Do vitamins help with allergy symptoms?

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:00 AM
Before you rush out to get these vitamins for your kids suffering from allergies, what you should know is that there isn’t much clinical evidence which demonstrates vitamins having a significant impact on allergies. Some preliminary studies do suggest that certain vitamins may have effects on... Read more

Vive La Fete Recalls Children’s Pajamas

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:54 PM
Vive La Fete recalled about 710 two-piece children’s pajamas sets because they failed to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Style numbers involved in the recall are HSH158BPL and HSH159BPL. No injuries have been reported... Read more

How do I keep my kids safe playing outside this summer?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the summer months approaching, children and their parents are looking forward to long warm days playing in the sun. There are a myriad of outdoor activities that can keep kids busy such as sports in the backyard, summer camps, the pool, and long bike rides. A recent article by the American Academy... Read more

Beware of the dangers of torch fuels

Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE, FAAP, FACMT, emergency medicine attending physician and medical director of the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and associate professor of pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of... Read more

How to lighten up your summertime party staples

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 9:53 AM
There are two times of the year that children gain the most weight in my professional experience. The first is during the holiday season, and perhaps surprisingly, the second is during the summer. A combination of these factors could lead to weight gain – a lack of structure in their day without... Read more

Lea Industries recalls almost 65,000 children’s beds

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:13 AM
Lea Industries has recalled 34 different children’s bed collections, including loft, bunk and panel styles in twin, full and queen sizes The recall involves the side rails of 59,200 beds sold in the U.S. and 4,200 beds sold in Canada. The wooden beds were sold in various wood finishes and... Read more

Searching for your Mary Poppins

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:00 AM
Today's guest blogger is Anita Kulick, President & CEO of Educating Communities for Parenting in Philadelphia. ECP offers a variety of programs and services for teen and adult parents, adjudicated delinquent youth, young adults aging out of the foster care system, preschoolers, and children... Read more
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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. 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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