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Archive: August, 2013

Build-A-Bear recalls stuffed "Sully" toy

Friday, August 30, 2013, 9:33 AM
Build-A-Bear recalled about 26,100 of its Sully stuffed character toy in the U.S. and Canada because the animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Sully is the furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. No injuries have been reported. For more information, go the... Read more

Baby Jogger recalls 30,200 car seat adaptors

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 9:22 AM
Baby Jogger recalled about 30,200 the car seat adaptors in the U.S. and Canada because its support bars can fail, posing a fall hazard to children. The car seat adaptors come in three models: single, double, and select/versa.They are used to secure a variety of infant car seats onto Baby Jogger strollers... Read more

How's the 'sexual climate' of your child's school?

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, a national consultant for child sexual abuse prevention for Prevent Child Abuse America and the author of The Sex-Wise Parent. For more information, read her blog or contact DrRosenzweig@sexwiseparent.com to schedule a program for your school... Read more

HALO SleepSacks recalls wearable blanket with pink flowers

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:02 PM
HALO SleepSacks is recalling about 27,000 of its wearable blankets with pink satin flowers because petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The company has received six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets, including one report... Read more

Why are vaccine-preventable diseases coming back?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today's guest blogger is Joanne Sullivan, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition. Considering it is one of the greatest marvels of medicine – the ability to inoculate human beings against deadly diseases – it’s hard to believe it’s necessary to designate... Read more

Kids with food allergies: What to do before getting to the classroom

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lynda Mitchell, president of Kids with Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). With Labor Day weekend coming up, it’s time to start focusing on getting back to school. For parents like myself, a range of emotions –... Read more

Teens and B.O.: What can you do?

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:00 AM
"Why do we need B.O.? What is the function of it? Everything in nature has a reason, has a purpose, except B.O. Doesn't make any sense: do something good, hard work, exercise, smell very bad. This is the way the human being is designed. You move, you stink. Why can't our bodies help us? Why can't sweat... Read more

Apple Park Recalls Children’s Loungewear

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:23 AM
Apple Park recalled about 7,250 loungewear garments because they fail to meet children’s sleepwear federal flammability standards which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug-fitting or flame resistant, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. This recall involves Apple... Read more

Klever Kids recalls Children’s Pajamas

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:20 AM
Klever Kids recalled about 7,000 of its 100% Pima cotton pajama sets and nightgowns because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. They were sold in boys and girls sizes 2 through 8 No injuries have been reported... Read more

Should schools send home 'fat letters'?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:45 AM
Should schools send letters home to parents indicating their child’s Body Mass Index percentile and weight category? An opinion piece in Pediatrics released online earlier this week discusses how the BMI screening letters have come under harsh criticism in Massachusetts and are now being called... Read more
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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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
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., 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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