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Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem
Kids having braces is a common thing these days, but why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-esteem. (read the story...)

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football
Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them. (read the story...)

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids
Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love. (read the story...)

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health
A study at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University shows that children who sped time with their family reading books or eating dinner have higher social-emotional health, which translates to children's success in school and life. (read the story...)

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes. (read the story...)

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids. (read the story...)

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills
A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy. (read the story...)

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter
Clek, a Canadian car seat company, shares five tips to keep your child safe in the car during the winter. The tips include what winter outerwear your child should not be wearing in the car seat and tips to stay warm. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: What You Can Learn from Your Adolescent
When your child goes through teenage development, it can sometimes feel like you're speaking different languages. We spoke with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., about how to connect with your teenager, establishing trust with your teen, and how your relationship changes. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Safety Hazards Should I Keep in Mind When Buying Toys?
Maja Djordjevic, M.D., director of pediatrics at Nyack Hospital, shares toy safety hazards to keep in mind to buy safe toys for young children and older children. (read the story...)

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths
The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?
It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely
A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?
Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?
We interviewed Hai Cao, M.D., a local pediatrician, to find out what qualities families should look for in a pediatrician, what to ask during a pediatrician meet-and-greet, and why his practice offers sick and well waiting rooms. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?
Sanjiv Shah, M.D., chief medical officer of Fidelis Care, shares what families should look for when choosing a pediatrician, what questions to ask a pediatrician during an interview, the qualities to look for in a pediatric office, and how to switch pediatricians. (read the story...)

Long Island Family Health and Wellness Guide
A guide to Long Island doctors and pediatricians, dentists, hospitals, and health centers in Nassau County, Long Island, including Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Garden City, Valley Stream, Port Washington, Farmingdale, Mineloa, Glen Cove, Roslyn, Great Neck, Westbury, Lynbrook, Lake Success, and Suffolk County, including Riverhead, Babylon, East Hampton, Huntington, Southampton, Amityville, Port Jefferson, Lindenhurst, Motauk, Patchogue, Centerport, and Cold Spring Harbor. (read the story...)

Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide
A guide to family doctors, pediatricians, and health centers in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, SoHo, and beyond. You'll also find dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists, and more. (read the story...)

Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids' Asthma Medication Incorrectly
A new study done at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore shows that the majority of caregivers administer children's asthma medication using an incorrect technique. (read the story...)

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children
Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy. (read the story...)

Fairfield County, CT's Family Health & Wellness Guide
UPDATED APRIL 2014: A guide to doctors and health services in Fairfield County, CT, including Fairfield, Bridgeport, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Greenwich, Norwalk, Danbury, Darien, Ridgefield, and Stamford. You'll find family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, dentists and orthodontists, gyms and sports centers, and more. (read the story...)

Queens' Family Health & Wellness Guide
UPDATED APRIL 2014: Find doctors, dentists, and health centers in Queens, including Long Island City, Astoria, Bellerose, Sunnyside, Elmhurst, Jamaica, Bayside, Flushing, Woodside, and beyond. This guide features family doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more. (read the story...)

Brooklyn's Family Health & Wellness Guide
UPDATED APRIL 2014: Find doctors and health centers in Brooklyn, including Park Slope, Prospect Park, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Crown Heights, Carroll Gardens, Bedford, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, Flatbush, Coney Island, and beyond. This guide features family doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists, fitness centers, and more. (read the story...)

Do You Wonder About Your Teen’s Drug Use?
If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse. (read the story...)


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