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Fear be gone
As a mother of two young boys, Dr. Jamie Johnson felt particularly empathetic when she encountered a terrified preschool dental patient. (read the story...)

How To Choose A Great Pediatrician
When you consider that your pediatrician will treat your son or daughter from infancy through adolescence and well into the teen years, it make sense that your family choose a doctor who is competent, kind, and available. (read the story...)

Calm Down! Dealing with A Toddler’s Tantrums
Temper tantrums are a part of growing up. As your child moves from babyhood to toddlerhood, she learns at an extraordinary pace. (read the story...)

The Bumblebee Boogie
Most of us, when under attack by a bee, start performing what I call the “bumblebee boogie”. To help prevent any awkward outdoor moments for your little ones, who embarrass so easily, just follow these simple “bee-etiquette” dos and don’ts: (read the story...)

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate
We keep hearing about childhood obesity. Recent news stories tell us over and over again that... (read the story...)

ABCs of Zs
First Candle, the national infant health organization, has a new initiative, Bedtime Basics, which encourages safe sleeping practices. (read the story...)

Have You Talked To Your Teen About Chlamydia?
When Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Joan H. Facelle was asked which disease she wished had more media coverage, she replied: “The first that comes to mind is chlamydia because it can often be silent, and is so prevalent..." (read the story...)

Sex Ed for Parents?
Here’s another local claim to fame: Rockland County is one of three test sites in the nation (with Portland, ME and Tucson, AZ) to gauge the effectiveness of Real Life. Real Talk — a program aptly dubbed sex ed for parents. (read the story...)

Meningitis: Understanding the Two Kinds
My son's daycare called to let us know that a child there was sick with meningitis. I thought this was a pretty rare disease. What are the symptoms? (read the story...)

Cooking for three or four or five?
When you're home from the hospital with a new baby, priorities change. Sleepless nights throw meal planning off-kilter, and once-simple meal preparations can become a chore. (read the story...)

Caution: Children at Play
Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year-round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries. Both are on the rise, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Sharing the Load
The famous pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock used to tell parents, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” It seems that today’s parents have taken that advice a step further, behaving as if they can only trust themselves... (read the story...)

Kidney Stones: On the Increase in Kids
We all know an adult who has suffered the excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone. But until recently, the condition has been rare in kids. (read the story...)

Battle of the Bugs
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa constitute the world of germs, and they love to take residence in schools. They can be found on food, tables, doorknobs, and on lots of little hands. (read the story...)

Boost Your Kid!
Even 8-year-olds should be in booster seats in the car, safety experts urge. (read the story...)

Does My Child Need Therapy?
A consultation may bring peace of mind, says Dr. Michael Singer. (read the story...)

Planning Now for an Easier Back-to-School
Whether it's the first day of kindergarten or the first year of high school, a few simple back-to-school preparations can help make the start of a new school year easier for your children. (read the story...)

Baseball Players Beware!
How could a Little Leaguer possibly sustain more injuries than a grownup, fulltime pro baseball player? (read the story...)

Back from the Brink
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy (read the story...)

Lyme Disease: Awareness is the Best Defense
When temperatures rise above 40 degrees, the carrier of Lyme disease — the deer tick — is much more prevalent. (read the story...)

The Great River Row
Twelve high school students will soon be hiking, rowing and canoeing their way from the Catskills all the way to New York City, tracing the journey of the city’s first-rate drinking water to their own taps. (read the story...)

Mom’s not happy!
A new survey of 1,062 moms reveals that most mothers today view themselves as the least happy family member. (read the story...)

Every Kid Gets A Trophy
Aiming for average may actually damage kids’ self-esteem. (read the story...)

Shy Kid? Stressed Mom?
A new study contends that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents. (read the story...)


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