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How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy
An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy
Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something. (read the story...)

How to Prevent and Treat Common Stings
Will your kids be playing outdoors in the warm weather? Are you going on vacation to the beach or mountains this summer? If so, it's important to know how to keep your babies and kids safe from insect stings. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Child in Sports
Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, so getting children to participate in some sort of physical activity is important. Many children lead such sedentary lives – often parked in front of the television set or video game console for hours on end – that a child who wants to be active should be applauded. (read the story...)

How to Detect and Prevent Dehydration
Keeping hydrated is always important, but as the temperature outside increases, parents should keep an even closer eye on their children’s fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate and dependence on others for access to fluids. (read the story...)

Fracture! The Right Treatment is Vital
With the number of pediatric orthopedists trained to deal with special bone, joint and tendon problems of children dwindling, hospitals rely on general orthopedists to evaluate and treat pediatric injuries, such as fractures. Parents need to be aware of how to get the right treatment for their child’s injury... (read the story...)

What’s so lazy about… lazy eye in children?
Lazy eye is a preventable form of vision loss and is easily treatable in its early stages. If left untreated, it can limit with career choices, and may leave sufferers at higher risk for sight-threatening injury to the better eye. Following is more information about this condition. (read the story...)

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles
Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life. (read the story...)

When a Child Needs a Special Diet
Imagine you are an excellent cook – and the editor of a food magazine to boot – but your child is allergic to everything you make. Silvana Nardone's 11-year old son, Isaiah, developed food allergies last fall, and must avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, soy & peanuts. (read the story...)

How to Help an Over-Responsive Child
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an umbrella term describing different subtypes of a brain-based condition in which individuals process sensory information atypically. It makes children over-responsive. This means that she reacts adversely to certain stimuli that others find harmless, or may not even notice. (read the story...)

You Stroll Girl! Great News for Stroller Moms
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has just released surprising results from a new study that measured the health benefits of fitness walking with your baby in a stroller. Research concludes that the intensity of the activity is almost double than previously assumed and meets current health guidelines. (read the story...)

Family Health: Keeping Kids Fit
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), obesity among children has become a major public health concern. The Dewey Does Foundation believes obesity and its associated risks must continually be brought to the public’s attention, specifically to parents, schools and health officials. (read the story...)

BUYER BEWARE: Herbals and Your Kids
A scrape on the knee is easily fixed with a Band-aid and gentle kiss. Parents look forward to these rare moments when we can help mend our children without too much trouble. And it is when our children become ill that we try our best to make them well. (read the story...)

Will YOUR Pregnancy Go Full Term?
While the goal is for every baby to be born healthy and at full term, the reality is that premature birth, also known as preterm birth, is the number one obstetric problem and the number one cause of death for newborns in the country. (read the story...)

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations
Whether it’s a trip to the tropics or just plain summer vacation, along with the sun, surf, sand are the bugs. To combat the sting and keep your family safe, follow a few simple tips... (read the story...)

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction
For those unfortunate few with food allergies, certain "surprises" can bring more than bad taste — they can cause a full-blown emergency. Here are the facts on food allergies... (read the story...)

High Blood Pressure — in Kids
My teenage son has just been diagnosed with high blood pressure. What types of health problems are associated with this condition, and how can I ensure that he’ll stay healthy? (read the story...)

The Great TV Debate
Dr T. Berry Brazelton, the child development expert and co-author of Touchpoints Three to Six, agrees with the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice restricting children under 2 from watching TV. (read the story...)

Giving Up Joe for the Baby’s Sake
Alcohol is clear; pregnancy is the time to abstain. But the subject of coffee and tea has been a cloudy one. (read the story...)

Babies With Healthy Smiles
So many infants and toddlers are having problems with tooth decay. What can I do now to prevent tooth decay in my newborn’s mouth? (read the story...)

Five Secrets for Happy and Healthy Hearts
In appreciation of Valentine’s Day, here are five secrets to help keep your kids’ hearts (and yours!) both happy and healthy. (read the story...)

20/20 Vision? How Vision Problems Affect School Work
Parents with children who are struggling in school should bring them for a thorough eye examination; one that includes tests at the distance at which a child actually reads. (read the story...)

“I Wuv You, Mommy . . .” When Cute Can Become a Concern
It may sound cute when a pre-school child says "wuv" instead of "love", or "go potty" when they need to use the bathroom. But if it's your child who can't pronounce certain sounds, isn't talking in understandable sentences, or is very quiet, it becomes a concern that may require speech, language or hearing early intervention. (read the story...)

Have Some More (of the good stuff): Eating Healthy
Ellie Krieger, an Upper West Side mom and Food Network host, recently took the Just One More for Healthy Living pledge. As a registered dietitian and author of Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (Three Rivers Press), she pledged to add ‘just one more’ daily serving of fruits and vegetables to her family’s meals. (read the story...)


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