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Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom
You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active
As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child. (read the story...)

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls
New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls. (read the story...)

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Follow one mother's journey to find out if surgery is the right choice for her 5-year-old daughter. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods. (read the story...)

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!
We get healthy vitamin D from the sun, but too many rays can cause harm. Protect yourself in style this summer with our top picks for fashionable moms, including the best sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. (read the story...)

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes. (read the story...)

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom
Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier. (read the story...)

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life." (read the story...)

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen
Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects. (read the story...)

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area. (read the story...)

Benefits of Yoga for Children
Learn what yoga can do for kids and their growing bodies and minds. (read the story...)

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals
Experts offer tips for parents on vaccines and other health prerequisites required by children's camps. Get in the know before your kids go this summer. (read the story...)

What to Do If Your Child Has Croup
Pramod Narula, M.D., chairman of pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, explains what croup is, signs and symptoms to looks for, and how parents can treat it at home. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers. (read the story...)

New Student-to-School Nurse Ratios Announced
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently released new 2009 data highlighting the disparities of students-to-school nurses working in public schools nationwide. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down
Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments. (read the story...)

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s Health Care Advocate
Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo. (read the story...)

How to Fight the Flu Naturally
Find out how these eight super foods can help prevent the flu and keep your immune system healthy - the natural way. (read the story...)

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy
Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids. (read the story...)

Mumps are Back: How to Protect Your Kids
U.S. health officials have officially declared the current mumps outbreak in the New York and New Jersey area the largest in years. Here's what you need to know about mumps and how to protect your family. (read the story...)

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?
Holiday decorations have begun to appear in homes and department stores everywhere, and so have children’s allergies from the many irritants brought on by the decorations. Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, a New York pediatrician and renowned children’s allergy expert with more than 20 years experience, offers ways for parents to protect their children from the most common holiday season allergens. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)


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