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Kids, Teens Fitness Program Emphasizes Empowerment
Fit 4 Long Island offers fitness programs for kids and teens in Suffolk County. Kids and teens learn about fitness and making healthy food choices, and build self-esteem. (read the story...)

What You Should Know About Measles
The recent measles outbreak in the United States has raised many questions surrounding this disease. Measles is a serious respiratory disease that is spread easily through coughing and sneezing. To prevent measles, get vaccinated. (read the story...)

Phillips Pediatrics Medical Practice Opens in Flatbush
Phillips Pediatrics, a children's health care practice, recently opened in Flatbush. The pediatrician's office serves children in the Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Active and Healthy in the Winter
Kids need exercise and physical activity year-round, though getting the required 60 minutes during the winter months requires more creativity. Here, get ideas for fun indoor activities and tips on enjoying the great outdoors despite the cold. (read the story...)

Parents Agree All Children in Day Care Should be Vaccinated
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that most parents agree that all children in day care centers should be vaccinated. (read the story...)

PM Pediatrics Opens Urgent Care Center in Yonkers
PM Pediatrics, an urgent care center that specializes in treating newborns to young adults, recently opened in Yonkers. The Yonkers urgent care center features a jungle theme to make the facility kid-friendly. (read the story...)

Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder
A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities. (read the story...)

What Parents Need to Know About Children's Heart Health
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Experts share the symptoms and risk factors of pediatric cardiomyopathy and what you need to know about children's heart health. (read the story...)

Pediatric Dental Office Opens in Greenpoint
North Brooklyn Pediatric Dentistry, a pediatric dental office, recently opened in Greenpoint. The Greenpoint pediatric dentist offers an open-concept floor plan that allows parents to observe their children's dental visits. (read the story...)

How to Recognize Depression in Your Child
Parents who think their teen may be depressed may have a lot of questions. What causes teen depression? What are the signs of teen depression? How can I help my teen who is depressed? Long Island Tutorial Services shares answers to these questions and more. (read the story...)

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School
When your child isn't feeling well and stays home from school, there is a lot to consider, from finding last-minute child care to keeping the rest of the family healthy, and when your child can go back to school. (read the story...)

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time
Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: When to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
We spoke to Sandyha Katz, M.D., board-certified in pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine and an emergency medical associate of Nyack Hospital Emergency Department in Nyack, shares what cold symptoms you can send your child to school with, when to keep your sick child home, and when they can go back to school after being sick. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is an Enterovirus and How Can I Protect My Child?
A pediatrician explains what you need to know about enterovirus, including symptoms and strains to look out for, and how to protect your kids and family from enterovirus 68, coxsackievirus, and other strains this winter. (read the story...)

My Gym Nanuet Receives Face-Lift Under New Owner
My Gym Nanuet, a fitness center for children in Nanuet, recently came under new ownership, and is now furnished with new equipment. The children's fitness center also offers birthday parties. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a virus that has presented in mor than 40 states in the U.S., making more than 500 people very ill. Here are the facts you need to know, from preventing EV-D68 and keeping your kids healthy, to its symptoms, and how to treat it. (read the story...)

M.E. Smiles Dental Hosts American Girl Doll Event
M.E. Smiles Dental and Erica Fish, D.D.S., is scheduled to host a Take Your American Girl Doll to the Dentist event this fall. The goal of the event is to teach proper dental hygiene techniques for good oral health and to reduce kids' anxiety about visiting the dentist. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?
Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car. (read the story...)

Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the subject, "Rescuing Julia Twice." (read the story...)

Help Your Child Tame Their Anxiety at the Dentist
Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus where to find dental social stories for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: When Should I Encourage My Child to Stop Sucking Her Thumb?
Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb to prevent bad oral health, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?
Alex Shvartsman, D.D.S., of Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry, shares what age is appropriate for children to begin whitening their teeth, the best over-the-counter whitening products, and how teeth whitening works. (read the story...)

Oh My Girls! Fitness Center Adds Lose to Gain Programs
Oh My Girls!, a fitness and wellness center for girls on Long Island, has added a new fitness program for teens. (read the story...)

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...)

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier
A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety. (read the story...)


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