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Fighting Fat—Kids Need Our Help
The childhood obesity epidemic has become of such concern, some school districts have taken to issuing BMI reports along with kids’ academic report cards. (read the story...)

Mother (and doctor) know best
Stumped for summer plans for your teen? Dr. Amy Glaser, a pediatrician in Park Slope and mother of two, has the answer. (read the story...)

Happy Feet
Catching foot problems early is vital. (read the story...)

Autism update
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are looking at the possibility of being able to identify autism through the pupil of the eye. (read the story...)

The Right Foods For Young Athletes
Giving kids the right foods and drinks will help them get the nutrients they need to be better athletes and maintain excellent overall health. (read the story...)

New Autism Center opens in White Plains
Westchester families have a brand-new resource to help deal with the issues of autism. (read the story...)

Engage Your Endorphins!
Our bodies are equipped with naturally occurring wonder drugs, little wonder molecules that, when properly ignited, are capable of lifting your spirits in ways you never thought imaginable. (read the story...)

The 7 Sleep Stealers
There are seven main “sleep stealers”, or reasons your child isn’t sleeping well. (read the story...)

A Mouth Guard for Migraines
A new mouthpiece, worn at night over the two front teeth, may ease migraine pain in children. (read the story...)

Aunt Flo? Meet Mother Nature…
Buckle up, ladies, for a trip through the wacky and wonderful eco-options for dealing with our periods. And I’m not talking punctuation. (read the story...)

Could Your Home Be Toxic?
Solutions to keep your family healthy. (read the story...)

Go, Girls?
A new study shows that adolescent girl athletes are as much as eight times more likely to injure their knee’s anterior cruciate ligament than boys. (read the story...)

Big space little gym
The Little Gym has opened its first Brooklyn location. (read the story...)

Under the Weather
I feel horrible when my kids are sick, and I would gladly take a stomach bug, or bad cold, so they could be spared. But there is also something so sweet when your child is ailing and utterly dependent on you. (read the story...)

Kids and Bedwetting
There is no magic age when children are ready to work on becoming dry. (read the story...)

THUMBSUCKING — Beyond the Toddler Years
When thumbsucking is no longer a mere reflex, breaking the habit will take patience and understanding to eliminate the prolonged habit. (read the story...)

Spina Bifida
Prevention is key. (read the story...)

Safety on the Swing Set
Vital information before you install. (read the story...)

Learning About Good Eating, From the Ground Up
While removing vending machines from schools, measuring and reporting children’s body mass index (BMI) to parents, and eliminating junk food from cafeterias are well-intentioned steps on the road to helping kids make healthier choices, there is one local early childhood education program that is taking a proactive approach among their youngest students. (read the story...)

Walking on Eggshells : Oppositional Children and Mental Health
When Oppositional Behavior in children becomes a mental health concern. (read the story...)

Are Your Kids Making You Eat More?
Although it might be difficult at times for parents with children at home to avoid the common trap of eating less nutritious foods, making smarter, healthier food choices is crucial. (read the story...)

More Vegetables, Please!
Prepping kids to eat right. (read the story...)

When A Parent Has Cancer
When you're diagnosed with cancer, how do you tell your children? (read the story...)

Teen Suicide Increases
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Pediatrics, finds that suicide rates in children under 19 years of age increased between 2003 and 2004. Suicide was the only statistically significant increase in child death over this time. Overall, the suicide rate increased by 18.2 percent from 2003 to 2004, an increase largely driven by older teens. (read the story...)

Sweet Dreams
Armonk mom sings for children in distress. (read the story...)


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