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Archive: September, 2013

Vaccine refusal linked to large whooping cough outbreak

Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:44 AM
Vaccine refusal played a role in the large whooping cough outbreak of 2010 in California, found a study released today online from Pediatrics. That year, 9,120 cases of whooping cough were reported in California, the most since 1947. In March, I wrote a blog about whooping cough, also known as pertussis... Read more

Toys R Us recalls Journey Girl Travel Trunks

Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:43 AM
Toys R Us recalled about 12,650 Journey Girl Travel Trunks because the blue metal handle on the trunk can be sharp, presenting a laceration hazard to the user. The recall involves the trunk that carries 18-inch-tall toy dolls.The trunks were sold with three clothes hangers and two pull out drawers... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crispy Edamame 'Popcorn'

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:23 AM
Put that microwave popcorn back on the shelf. This is your new savory snack that the whole family will love, and you will love knowing how healthy it is for them. With just the right amount of cheese and a little garlic, these soybeans get crispy in the oven for the perfect eat-by-the-handful snack... Read more

W.S. Badger Company recalls select lots of daily SPF 30 kids & baby sunscreen lotions

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:27 AM
W.S. Badger Company recalled select lots of daily SPF 30 kids & baby sunscreen lotions due to microbial contamination. The products were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi. They were sold in the United States and Canada. The... Read more

What are safe ways to help teens quit smoking?

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:30 AM
Almost 50 years ago, I was in the front row when the Surgeon General of the United States, Luther Terry, made the first official announcement that cigarette smoking was harmful to health. I was an overly eager high school reporter on my 14th birthday having won a contest to report on the American... Read more

5 ways families can fight obesity

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 AM
Could the childhood Obesity Epidemic really be improving? A recent study published in Pediatrics showed improving trends in physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet, and Body Mass Index in sixth to tenth grade students in the United States from 2001 to 2010. Researchers found an increase in the... Read more

How to talk to your preschooler about private parts

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, the 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 , follow @JanetRosenzweig on Twitter or contact DrRosenzweig@sexwiseparent.com... Read more

Philly Play! promotes play as a way to healthier lifestyle

Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:33 AM
Today's guest blogger is Bobby Henon, a Philadelphia City Councilman representing the 6th District in Northeast Philadelphia. He can be reached through www.bobbyhenon.com. The health and well-being of our city’s children is a major indicator of our quality of life. As a father of two boys,... Read more

Healthy game day recipes: Roasted Vegetable Stromboli

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:08 AM
When it comes to a game-time favorite, nothing is as good as pizza…until you try this stromboli. I know, you don’t see how a stromboli could ever be healthy. Swap this with your regular pizza for a full serving of vegetables and so much flavor that you will never even miss the traditional... Read more

How to avoid parenting meltdowns

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:30 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
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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
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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