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Strength Training for Young Athletes
When to begin. (read the story...)

How Are Your Kids Doing?
Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids. (read the story...)

No More Hibernating!
Exercising Through the Winter Months (read the story...)

Parenting Bookshelf: Squash Your Kids!
If you want to think healthy, think squash. Like the carb-filled vegetable that’s good for the athletic body, the sport of squash was also ranked number one by Forbes magazine. (read the story...)

Into The Gym — And Sticking To It!
How does a parent ensure that kids will enjoy a structured workout environment enough to stick with it? (read the story...)

Not Your Mother’s Yoga
Yoga for kids is popping up everywhere — and a good thing it is! (read the story...)

New Treatments To Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
New York research centered at Montefiore (read the story...)

Playing It Safe This Winter
With the snow on its way, how can I make sure my children have fun outside while still playing safely? (read the story...)

Downtown Esthete
Both cosmetic and medical procedures are being offered at the new TriBeCa MedSpa. (read the story...)

Little Dancers at The Little Gym
The Little Gym of Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco has a new program which teaches kids how to move and groove with ballet and tap techniques. (read the story...)

Make Fitness Happen! 6 Easy Steps for New Moms
The most challenging aspect of getting back into shape after pregnancy is not lack of desire, sleep deprivation, or bone-numbing fatigue — it’s time. (read the story...)

When Nature Gets Tricky, Go Zen (Mommy)
With the diagnosis of a highly allergic child, some moms might get mired in negativity. But Long Islander Jessica Wolfe took a Zen approach — ZenMomma, to be exact. (read the story...)

Really Horrible Things
When I was a very new parent, I had no idea how important my relationship with the pediatrician was to become. (read the story...)

The little-known birth disorder: ARND
If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, no amount of alcohol is safe. (read the story...)

Could My Teen Be Bipolar?
Many bewildered parents of teenagers ask this question when they feel at a loss understanding and dealing with their child’s mood swings and behavioral fluctuations. (read the story...)

Depression or Just the Blues?
My 10-year-old seems very sad much of the time. How can I tell if she is really depressed or just feeling low? (read the story...)

Don’t forget that flu shot
If your nagging mother and doctor are not enough to convince you to get a flu shot this year, celebrities and ‘regular’ people are joining forces to encourage immunization. (read the story...)

Immunize To Protect Your Child’s Health
Why does my baby need to be immunized for polio? Does that disease still exist? (read the story...)

The wheeze, or constant cough …
... that might NOT be asthma (read the story...)

Queens Kids Get the (Kindness) Treatment
You hate lying to your kids when they fearfully ask, "Is it going to hurt?" as the nurse prepares to give him a shot. (read the story...)

A Fight from the Womb: Luke’s Story
A 6 yr-old takes 10 medications/day. He is one of 12.5 million people worldwide with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the most common of all life-threatening genetic diseases. (read the story...)

Rye Teen Walks for Celiac
Colin Leslie, a 14-year-old from Rye, is a teenager on a mission — to educate as many people as he can about the harmful effects of celiac disease. (read the story...)

Up the Hill But Not Over It…Yet
“That’s not my grandma. That’s my mom.” (read the story...)

Let’s Re-do Lunch!
The food aisles are stocked to the rafters with lunchbox treats — individually packed granola bars, pudding cups, juice boxes. And while parents have recently been taking a hard look at what we’re putting into our kids’ stomachs, it’s time to think, too, about what we’re putting into our planet’s system. (read the story...)

Lighten That Load! What parents should know about backpacks
If your backpack-lugging child looked like Quasimodo last year and has no plans to lighten his load this school year, there will be little comfort in the knowledge that half of all students who sling backpacks over their shoulders carry twice the recommended weight on their backs, according to spine specialists. (read the story...)


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