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How to Help Your Child Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

How to Help Your Child Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

Supportive parents are key to helping children overcome struggles with weight and body image issues. Read one local child's success story and learn how you can help your child adopt healthy habits and ultimately achieve a healthy weight.

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

We've compiled some of our favorite health articles with the best tips for parents on how to raise healthy children.

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Once hotly debated, strength training for kids is now considered safe and even essential to children's health, according to the latest research.

Sterling Care Introduces Holistic In-Home Baby Care

Sterling Care Introduces Holistic In-Home Baby Care

Sterling Care, a holistic home health care agency, introduced its baby care division for parents with newborns under the age of 12 months.

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight!

How To Make Delicious, Kid-Friendly Meals

How To Make Delicious, Kid-Friendly Meals

Making a meal together can be an exciting and entertaining activity for every member of the family and it also helps to foster positive eating habits in your kids. Nutritionist Mary Hartley, RD, MPH of CalorieCount.com shares her tips on how to create delicious, kid-friendly meals that are both satisfying and nutritious.

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.

The Flu and Other Cold-Weather Bugs: Symptoms and Treatments for Infants

The Flu and Other Cold-Weather Bugs: Symptoms and Treatments for Infants

Your winter survival guide: Help your baby fight off the flu and other cold-weather bugs with our expert advice on how to handle a variety of seasonal symptoms.

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children

Yeah, sometimes it's messy as all get-out. But cooking with your kids is always fun — and rife with teaching opportunities.

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families

Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means.

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children

If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are putting more than just him at risk. Drs. Elaine Barfield and Eunice Rhee make the case for getting your child the proper vaccines before it's too late.

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

I try to teach my teenager to have good posture, but it doesn't always work. Why is good posture so important? Are there any health risks associated with bad posture?

Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder

Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder

Supernanny Jo Frost visited La Clima Elementary in Brooklyn, NY, to raise awareness about exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) and educate locals about the effects this disorder can have on undiagnosed children and adults.

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics

Gigi Lee Chang, Manhattan mom and founder of Plum Organics, talks to us about her organic baby food line, including what inspired her, how she started the business, and what's next.

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun.

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them

Experts explain how to deal with the most common youth sleep disturbances, so your child can finally get the rest she so badly needs.

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies!

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones.

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Could school lunch become your child's healthiest meal? Despite a ticking clock for legislation and budgetary constraints, some advocates think major strides can be made through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read about the proposed changes and what you can do to help.

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine.

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

Disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizers...Pediatricians and other medical experts weigh in on whether our nation's obsession with cleanliness could lead to harmful effects for our children.

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits.

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom

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.

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

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.

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

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.




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