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Archive: June, 2013

AAP issues new guidelines for treating sinusitis

Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics released its first major revision on the office diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis this week. Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses is an infection of the hollow spaces in the bones of the face and head that help us clear our nose and balance. Previous guidelines... Read more

Fred & Friends Recalls almost 57,000 Baby Rattles

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:21 PM
Fred & Friends is recalling almost 57,000 "Buff Baby” baby rattles in the United States and Canada because the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts. This can pose a choking hazard to small children. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets... Read more

Homemade bombs and kids: What do I need to know?

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
For some kids, it might seem like a funny prank to make and detonate a homemade chemical bomb. Also known as MacGyver bombs, these bottle bombs are easily made by combining commonly available chemicals including toilet bowl, drain, or driveway cleaners in a container. Then the container, such as a... Read more

What causes hives?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6:00 AM
Hives – red, splotchy, itchy, raised patches or welts that seem to “bloom” suddenly on the skin – are quite common in both children and adults. About 10 to 25 percent of people will get them at least once during their lives. The welts typically move from place to place on the... Read more

Fewer minority children receive ADHD diagnosis

Monday, June 24, 2013, 9:43 AM
Minority children were less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, found a study in the July 2013 issue of Pediatrics published online today. From a nationally representative group of 15,100 children who entered kindergarten in the fall of... Read more

Buy Buy Baby and Chelsea & Scott recall the idea baby bath seat

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:45 AM
Buy Buy Baby and Chelsea & Scott recall almost 36,000 idea baby bath seats because the bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. The bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. The Buy Buy Baby idea bath seat was sold at Bed... Read more

Stop summer brain drain with fun and educational activities

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5:25 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 at... Read more

Kolcraft recalls about 97,000 Jeep Liberty Strollers

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 2:45 PM
Kolcraft is recalling about about 97,000 Jeep Liberty Strollers in the United States and Canada because the inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage. The recall includes Jeep... Read more

BeBeLove Recalls Baby Bath Seats

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 2:44 PM
BeBeLove is recalling about 5,600 bath seats because they fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. The bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. The recalled products are plastic bath seats designed for children between 5 and 10 months... Read more

America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:25 AM
A new set of rankings by U.S. News & World Report highlights the most child-friendly counties in the United States by comparing data on infant deaths, low-birth-weight babies, deaths from injuries, teen births and children in poverty. America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids represents the... 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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