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Meningitis: Rare, Serious, but Preventable

Meningitis: Rare, Serious, but Preventable

Bacterial meningitis is a rare but deadly disease that’s often misdiagnosed as something less serious because early symptoms may resemble a cold or the flu. Before you send your kids off to camp, where there’s a higher risk of infection, get the facts on prevention.

An App Is Born

An App Is Born

WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers.

Snacking Explained: How Kids Regulate Caloric Intake

Snacking Explained: How Kids Regulate Caloric Intake

Most kids are naturally able to limit snacking to when they’re hungry, but parents should pay attention when snacking becomes more than a tie-over between meals.

Lice Tamers Helps Clean Up

Lice Tamers Helps Clean Up

Lice Tamers, headed by seasoned lice remover and certified nurse practitioner Melissa Levin, will now add a new element to the lice removal business: a cleaning service.

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?

Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing.

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Traditional bake sales have been banned at most NYC-area schools due to the rise in food allergies, childhood obesity, and foodborne illnesses, limiting fundraising opportunities. In an effort to evolve with the times, here are 10 inventive fundraising ideas for your school that don't involve baked goods.

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

Although many parents are aware their children would benefit from some form of orthodontic care, they often have concerns. Read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about the covering the cost of braces and what age children are ready to visit the orthodontist.

How To Quit Smoking and Why It's Important for You, Your Kids, Your Family's Health

How To Quit Smoking and Why It's Important for You, Your Kids, Your Family's Health

November marks the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, and you know what that means -- time to quit smoking. But if you've tried kicking the habit unsuccessfully before, maybe realizing just how much you’re hurting your kids by not quitting will be the encouragement you need.

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

For some kids, Halloween is all about the candy...and eating as much of it as possible. Help keep your kids from consuming too many sugary treats with the following tips. By instilling the habits of nutritious eating young, you ensure everyone has a healthy and fun Halloween for years to come.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

We asked Anthony F. Porto, M.D., M.P.H., director of pediatric gastroenterology at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University. Read Dr. Porto's advice on what age kids should be tested for high cholesterol, what the risk factors are for developing high cholesterol at an early age, and how to prevent the diseases caused by high cholesterol.

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

Being in the classroom for most of the school year, kids are exposed to all sorts of germs that can make them sick. One the common diseases kids catch is "pink eye." Read on for tips about how to prevent the spread of pink eye in the classroom.

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

Dental Advice for Kids

Dental Advice for Kids

Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

Check out these helpful reference points from Dr. Miriam Stoppard for what to do if your child has a sprain, broken bone, or uncomfortable growing pains.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.

NY Salt Room Opens in Brooklyn

NY Salt Room Opens in Brooklyn

Avi Hasson opened NY Salt Room, Brooklyn’s first salt therapy center, offering a natural, drug-free alternative treatment for skin conditions like acne and eczema and respiratory ailments like asthma, allergies, and the common cold.

WellU Medical Weight Loss Opens in White Plains NY

WellU Medical Weight Loss Opens in White Plains NY

WellU Medical Weight Loss, founded by Dr. Terry Ellman, brings physician-supervised, non-surgical weight loss and weight management programs for kids and adults to White Plains, New York.

How to Help Your ADHD Child

How to Help Your ADHD Child

Does your child have ADHD? GenConnect.com's resident expert Dr. Margery Fridstein provides suggestions for how to help them.

Raising Your Family Vegetarian

Raising Your Family Vegetarian

Raising your children as vegetarians is a personal choice more and more parents are making due to health and environmental benefits. If you're among them, read on for tips and advice on how to help your family stick to a vegetarian diet without sacrificing nutrition.

Does Your Child Wet His Pants During the Day?

Does Your Child Wet His Pants During the Day?

An expert in pelvic floor dysfunction offers parents advice on the causes of bladder and bowel dysfunction in toddlers and children, plus tips on how to avoid and treat these conditions with proper diet and behavior changes.

Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Could ringworm be lurking in your child's play area? We asked Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at NYU's Langone Medical Center.

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Classic kids lunch brand Lunchables introduces new fruit packs with a full serving of fruit in each pack.

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

A Parents' Guide to Health and Well Being

We've rounded up a selection of Greenwich Hospital's best health advice for moms, dads, and kids.




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