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A Nutritious Diet for Kids
These back-to-school nutrition tips will send you to the head of the class. (read the story...)

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice
The less buses have to fight for the roads and school driveways, the smoother the commute is for the entire student body. This year, however, as gas prices approach the $5 mark, more and more parents finally seem to be open to the idea of busing, and the prospect of saving a few dollars on gas. (read the story...)

Summertime Tips from the Eye Doctor
Thoughts of summer with the kids probably center on days outside at the pool or beach — not your children's eyes. But summertime activities can greatly affect vision and the eyes. (read the story...)

Sport-Specific Footwear Gives Kids a Leg up
Kids who are properly outfitted for the specific sport they’re playing have an edge, says Westchester-based podiatrist Dr. Charles Morelli, president of the Tappan Zee Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
No matter how busy the doctor or chaotic the situation, parents need to make sure the doctor hears their own explanation for why they are there. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Child to Sleep
If children are not given the opportunity to develop strategies to fall and stay asleep on their own, they may become dependent on outside stimuli to assist them. Consider these tips for helping your child get the sleep he or she needs... (read the story...)

How to Prevent and Treat Common Stings
Will your kids be playing outdoors in the warm weather? Are you going on vacation to the beach or mountains this summer? If so, it's important to know how to keep your babies and kids safe from insect stings. (read the story...)

How to Detect and Prevent Dehydration
Keeping hydrated is always important, but as the temperature outside increases, parents should keep an even closer eye on their children’s fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate and dependence on others for access to fluids. (read the story...)

Fracture! The Right Treatment is Vital
With the number of pediatric orthopedists trained to deal with special bone, joint and tendon problems of children dwindling, hospitals rely on general orthopedists to evaluate and treat pediatric injuries, such as fractures. Parents need to be aware of how to get the right treatment for their child’s injury... (read the story...)

Into the Mouths of Babes: Eight Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids
The latest obsession among moms focuses on how they can trick their children into eating foods that are actually good for them. And, since summer is when most of us start craving juicy, fresh fruits and veggies, now is a great time to experiment with some fun, healthful food tips for you and your family... (read the story...)

What’s so lazy about… lazy eye in children?
Lazy eye is a preventable form of vision loss and is easily treatable in its early stages. If left untreated, it can limit with career choices, and may leave sufferers at higher risk for sight-threatening injury to the better eye. Following is more information about this condition. (read the story...)

Family Mealtime: All Kinds of Nourishment
In France and Italy, the evening meal is a cherished event. This simple family tradition is now in danger of extinction in the U.S. Likewise in danger are the things we do while having our meals — talking, sharing our day at work, home and school. Family mealtime has so much potential. We owe it to ourselves and the ones we love to do what we can to bring it off the endangered species list. (read the story...)

Should You Insure Your Children?
Many people find the idea of insuring their children to be somewhat distasteful—or downright offensive. But purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your child today could give them a financial head start tomorrow. (read the story...)

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles
Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life. (read the story...)

When a Child Needs a Special Diet
Imagine you are an excellent cook – and the editor of a food magazine to boot – but your child is allergic to everything you make. Silvana Nardone's 11-year old son, Isaiah, developed food allergies last fall, and must avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, soy & peanuts. (read the story...)

How to Help an Over-Responsive Child
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an umbrella term describing different subtypes of a brain-based condition in which individuals process sensory information atypically. It makes children over-responsive. This means that she reacts adversely to certain stimuli that others find harmless, or may not even notice. (read the story...)

Children with Nutritional Deficit Disorder (N.D.D.)
Most children are not getting the required nutrients they need for proper cognitive growth. More than half of children I see with learning or behavioral problems have histories of poor nutrition. (read the story...)

Family Health: Keeping Kids Fit
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), obesity among children has become a major public health concern. The Dewey Does Foundation believes obesity and its associated risks must continually be brought to the public’s attention, specifically to parents, schools and health officials. (read the story...)

BUYER BEWARE: Herbals and Your Kids
A scrape on the knee is easily fixed with a Band-aid and gentle kiss. Parents look forward to these rare moments when we can help mend our children without too much trouble. And it is when our children become ill that we try our best to make them well. (read the story...)

New & Noteworthy: April's 'It' Products
Check out some new products this April... (read the story...)

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations
Whether it’s a trip to the tropics or just plain summer vacation, along with the sun, surf, sand are the bugs. To combat the sting and keep your family safe, follow a few simple tips... (read the story...)

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction
For those unfortunate few with food allergies, certain "surprises" can bring more than bad taste — they can cause a full-blown emergency. Here are the facts on food allergies... (read the story...)

High Blood Pressure — in Kids
My teenage son has just been diagnosed with high blood pressure. What types of health problems are associated with this condition, and how can I ensure that he’ll stay healthy? (read the story...)

Kids on the Court: Tennis in Flushing
A new program has been under development in select cities around the country including USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing and launches nationally this month. QuickStart Tennis, designed for ages 5-10, aims to develop skills by playing, not drilling. (read the story...)

The Great TV Debate
Dr T. Berry Brazelton, the child development expert and co-author of Touchpoints Three to Six, agrees with the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice restricting children under 2 from watching TV. (read the story...)


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